The BEST Pad Thai Recipe

Hi guys, I’m Seonkyoung Longest.
Welcome to Asian at Home! Today, I’m going to show you how to make Pad
Thai. You know Pad Thai, delicious Thai style fried rice noodles. The flavor is savory,
sour, spicy but surprisingly super easy to make. Let’s get start it. First, we need to
prepare our rice noodles. Here I have dried rice noodle sticks, you can find these very
easily at any grocery stores at dried rice noodle section or in any type of Asian grocery
stores. Or you can actually buy from online as well. If you’re using this dried one, you
need to soak in warm water for 10 to 15 minutes to become… Like this one, right here. This
one is semi fresh one, you can find at some of the Asian grocery stores, which is ready
to use. So they are partially hydrate but not fully cooked yet. You will need 8 oz of
this hydrate semi fresh rice sticks or using 4 oz of this dried one. Today I’m going to
use fresh one, and skip the soaking part. And set a side.
Let’s move on to the vegetables. First, I’m going to chop half of shallot. It will be
about 2 oz. 2 oz of Chinese garlic chive. If you cannot
find these, you can substitute to about 3 green onions. I’m going to just cut into 2
inches long. Next is very authentic ingredients from Thailand, preserved radish. They are
kind of sweet and slightly salty and super dehydrated. It gives nice bite and the texture
and like slightly sweet flavor to the Pad Thai. If you cannot find these and if you
have Danmooji, one of the Korean ingredients, you can definitely use that. It’s a little
different but that can be a substitute. So I’m going to chop it really finely. You will
need about 2 Tablespoons. 3 oz of pressed or extra firm tofu. I couldn’t find pressed
tofu today so I’m using this deep fried tofu. I found at my local Asian grocery store. I
think this is a pretty similar thing. Not same thing, but similar enough to use it.
I’m going to cut into bite size. If you are using extra firm tofu, just make sure wrap
it up in the paper towesl and let it set a little to get rid of the excess moisture and
the water from tofu. And cut it into this little small bites. Let’s chop 1/4 cup of roasted peanuts. I like my peanuts super finely chopped, almost powdery,
so that way it will stick to the noodles really well. For the protein, I prepared half of
chicken breast, it’s about 2 to 3 oz, I thinly sliced. And also 3 oz of shrimps. Today I’m
using large size, deveined and peeled shrimp. But you can use any size of shrimp, really.
From really small size of shrimp to jumbo large or prawn. I like to use large size shrimp
so they will look pretty on Pad Thai. All the vegetables and proteins are ready to go.
Now, let’s make the sauce. 3 Tablespoons of fish sauce. 2 Tablespoons of palm sugar. If
you cannot find the palm sugar, you can use just regular other white sugar, that’s totally
fine. 1 teaspoon of tamarind concentrate. You can find this at online or Asian grocery
stores. And you can find very many different brands and styles, but mine is super thick
and super dark. Which is I love. Tamarind will take care of that pure, nice tangy, sourness
to the Pad Thai. 1/4 cup of water to thin it out the sauce and also it’s going to help
noodles to cook with the steam. This is optional, if you like your Pad Thai with a little bit
of kick. You can use this Thai Sriracha, about teaspoon to 2 teaspoons depending on how you
like your spiciness. Or teaspoon of dried Thai chili powder. Combine everything together,
until the palm sugar and tamarind is dissolved to the sauce. Alright, everything is read,
let’s move on to the stove! Heat your wok over high heat, and add 1 Tablespoon of cooking
oil. Add chicken and shrimp and we are going to cook them first separately. They don’t need to be fully cooked, just about 3/4 way and nice golden brown edges. Remove from the wok and set aside. Into same wok, add 1 more Tablespoon of cooking oil
and the tofu. Cook tofu 1 to 2 minutes or if you are using extra firm tofu make sure
to cook it a little longer so the out side will get more crispy and that will prevent
to breaking later on. Add chopped shallot and preserved radish. Stir fry everything
together for about minute. It’s time to add noodles and the sauce.
Stir fry everything tougher, so all the noodles will absorb all the sauce and you don’t see
nay more liquid on the bottom of the wok, about 2 to 3 minutes. If your noodles cook
it slowly some reason, just add 2 Tablespoons of water at a time, until noodles are fully
cooked. Push everything to the side of the wok to make room for eggs. Add tiny bit more
oil and crack 2 eggs. Let them cook it as it is for now, and when
the eggs are half way cooked through, start breaking down. So this way, we will have nice
egg bites. Alright, mix the noodles, the eggs and everything together. Then add beansprouts,
garlic chive, chopped peanuts and the shrimp and the chicken we cooked earlier. Toss everything
together 30 seconds to 1 minute. Alright, let’s serve on a serving plate. I put it (Pad
Thai) one side of the plate so I can assemble additional ingredients to serve with. Which
is extra fresh beansprouts, I really love this because it gives nice crunch, additional
crunch to the dish. Extra garlic chives for little more freshness. And some more chopped
peanuts, on the side like that. And some Thai chili powder for people who wants more spiciness,
which is for this person right here. And last, some lime. Lime really brightens up the flavor
of Pad Thai, definitely have to squeeze lime, right on it. Let’s dig in~!!
The noodles are perfectly cooked, perfectly chewy and tender. Flavor balance of sweet,
savory and tangy… It’s just amazing. It’s killer Pad Thai.
(Jacob) That is the best Pad Thai I’ve ever had.
If you liked my Pad Thai recipe, please give me a thumbs up! We loved it! Subscribe my
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watching me today and remember, you can always cook Asian food at your house, making it easy
and fun. I’m Seonkyoung Longest and this is Asian at Home! I will see you next time~ Bye~~!

100 comments on “The BEST Pad Thai Recipe”

  1. Beth Garsea says:

    Sounds yummy

  2. Dillan Jonathan Pomdi says:

    You know your food is good if the thai lady has a strong accent

  3. Rick says:

    Looks pretty good. The recipe I've been using for years (from a pretty well-known Thai Youtube chef) includes dried shrimp, and the ratios for the sauce are quite a bit different (more tamarind, less fish sauce), but otherwise, it's spot on.

  4. Nelly Nell says:

    OMG….it looks soooo good. I will try.

  5. Arnaldo Matos says:


    I did not add shrimp or sweet potato it still came out amazing !

  6. cusy inti C.D says:

    That looks so good. I'm from Peru and love Thai food since I live in California 😍 I'll try to make it!!

  7. Dominic Dannies says:

    can i remove the palm sugar or any other kinds of sugar for the sauce or will it be too salty then ?

  8. 영어암송GY쌤 says:

    I like the way she does flipping when she stir fries. She is great at that!

  9. Jessie Cornelius says:

    I swear she sounds Korean

  10. Joelvon Mathews says:

    Nice video , I love pad Thai I’m going to make this and send it to you when I do lol , thank you

  11. Kawaii Lu says:

    Wowww your makeup is really nice! Natural but stands out! 😆

  12. abigail says:

    Hi! I tried this recipe and it is absolutely DELICIOUS. I’ve been buying pad thai from restaurants before I decided to make them myself. I’m glad I found your recipe, it’s even better than the ones I buy from the restaurant. I’ve also made it for other people, and they tell me that it’s absolutely delicious.

    On a side note, since I couldn’t find some of the ingredients you have here in the Philippines, these are the changes I made:

    -Spring onion instead of chives
    -Skipped the preserve raddish (it’s still good!)
    -White sugar instead of palm sugar, and also added one tbsp on top of two
    -Cayenne pepper to spice it up
    -Since I used dried rice noodles, I soaked it in boiling water for around 3-5mins
    -Calamansi instead of lemon

    The tamarind concentrate was the hardest to find, but I found it online regardless.

    I rate this recipe 10/10. Thank you!

  13. shrotoswini' pal says:

    It's yammyyy..but what about salt and pepper?

  14. Sinny Kwon says:

    Awwww your outfit was so cute tho

  15. Worldlf says:


  16. Daisy Girl says:

    Thank you for this recipe. My family loves it more than our favorite Thai restaurant!
    How long do the tamarind concentrate and palm sugar last in the fridge?

  17. Marianne Guenat says:

    looks soooooo good !

  18. lukaatthat says:

    ughhh pad thai is my favourite food ever this looks so GOOD…

  19. FamilyTV says:

    What kind fish sauce do you use?

  20. Carlos Wazny says:

    That lucky guy!

  21. hello520111 says:

    Wow she is gaining lot of weight.

  22. Maddi says:

    I just made a keto version. Thanks for the recipe!

  23. kasper paisa says:

    What a pretty girl and the food looks so nice!

  24. Gabriel G says:

    Your recipe looks delicious and your presentation is excellent. Your accent is super cute too.

  25. David McGowen says:

    I'm half Thai and I love the colour of the noodles in your recipe. I always aim for that consistency. I can't find a restaurant in Leeds that uses authentic ingredients! I'm very impressed with your cooking.

  26. Connie Lehmann says:

    OMG I love you and your recipes and videos Sooooo much. I found you on Utube about two weeks ago and have been watching at least 3-4 hours a day since! Although I have a disability I can still cook so this means a lot to me. Thank you for teaching me how to do great Asian food!

  27. Yhanie Gh says:

    I tried this one from our malaysian friend before, and i miss it so much, thank god i found it, thai food are really amazingly delicious

  28. Dave B says:

    Amazing recipe ! Tastes awesome

  29. Angelo Servantez says:

    You go girl. Thank you so much!

  30. นายสุพจน์ ลีลาอภิวัฒน์ says:

    อย่าใส่ถั่วลิสงบด ลงผัดพร้อมผัดไทยครับ เพราะคนแพ้ถั่วหรือไม่ชอบอาจทานไม่ได้

    ที่ไทย…เขาไม่ผัดร่วมกัน ควรแยกให้เติมเองตามใจชอบ

  31. shelby Archer says:

    Looks Soooooo delish😍😍😍

  32. Tony F says:

    I just tried this recipe and the only thing to say is WOW – THIS IS AMAZING! Made enough to have left-over for tomorrow. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!!! Thank you.

  33. cyberianmanx1 says:

    Looks so tra-DISH. Almost as if I can smell and taste it. Cheers to you!

  34. Valoel says:

    What oil would you recommend?

  35. Brian Johnson says:

    Yours looks better than any Thai restaurant that I ever ate Pad Thai. Most do not give you shrimp and others only give you a few shrimp. I have even seen tomato sauce used in this dish..yuck!

  36. Kat Blaque says:

    I love you. <3

  37. nickgen123 says:

    Very good and the fish sauce doesn't taste nearly as much and as bad as it smells. This dish brings back memories from Thailand

  38. Jules Kim says:

    Are you supposed to add cilantro? I've seen it done in restaurants

  39. kmonto1971 says:

    Gorgeous and the food looks great too…

  40. Pali says:

    I LOVE your accent!
    Can you tell me some replacement for the radish?

  41. Juan Herrera says:

    Wow. Your gorgeous 😍

  42. RickGuitarist94 says:

    Thank you! I've been wanting to learn how to make this dish at home! Looks great!

  43. Linda Ly says:

    It looks good and super easy to follow!

  44. joe hinojos says:

    those dimples tho 😍

  45. Bianca Nunez says:

    Can’t wait to make this 🤤🤤🤤

  46. Dipayan Dey says:

    Perfect Pad Thai! The best one I’ve seen so far

  47. Jessie Lor says:

    Love ur smile….

  48. jessie addy says:

    Ur hair 😍😍😍 u re so pretty

  49. Mitchell Wilcox says:

    Asia at hoooooooome 😭🤣 love it

  50. Kelly Huynh says:

    Hi there, I used fresh Thai noodles, but it is so dry and hard not soft.

  51. Jt Zoonie says:

    on what planet was that palm real palm suger?

  52. Iris Quintanar says:

    i'm drooling right now!

  53. Edward Jr says:

    Can you make a Chinese spicy black bean alternative with chickpeas? Soy beans are originally uses so chickpeas should be great. Love the spiciness.

  54. Joy & Zech’s World says:

    I like this Seoun Younk Longest better than the one right now!!!! She became too overrated when talking or too extra. She should watch this video vs the newer videos (last couple 5 videos) hard to watch without thinking, she’s too much! And it is not cooky , just overrated!

  55. lomfidi says:

    Love you so much! Thank You for your wonderful recipe and wonderful charm.

  56. C P says:

    I love Thai food and Thai people in general .. I am a big fan of AHAN CHE (vegetarian) Thai food which brings out the real flavours of Thai ingredients.
    Thanks for showing the recipe

  57. Timothy Kwong says:

    Yummy , yummy !!! 🤗🤗🤗🤗

  58. 32hernandez says:

    OMG 😋

  59. xXAnni3LuvsYhuXx says:

    Is that chicken even cooked?

  60. reina sabordo says:

    uhmm i'm hungryyyyyyyyy😁

  61. Yummy Boy says:

    Love ur cooking style

  62. รักษ์ PhithakThai says:

    I am Thai, I tell you ,you can cook original Pad Thai as same as Thai people do .wow excellent .you do the original of Thai taste .เธอทำผัดไทย ได้เหมือนต้นฉบับ ที่คนไทย ทำขายในเมืองไทย เก่งมากๆๆ ใครสอนเธอได้ถูกต้องมากๆ และ จะดียิ่งขึ้น ถ้าเธอมี หัวปลีกล้วย ผักใบบัวบก กินข้างเคียง ลงไปด้วย จะครบองค์ประกอบเลยละ น่าทึ่งที่เธอหามะขามเปียกที่เกาหลี มาใส่ลงผัดไทยได้ด้วย เก่ง มากๆๆ55555 เธอมีความตั้งใจมาก เธอจะได้รสชาติไทยแท้แน่นอน ปรบมือๆๆ

  63. Hania Nouhaili says:

    I like it ❤❤❤❤

  64. Evelyn Grace says:

    Did she say “hydroway”? Instead of hydrate?

  65. charmi jariwala says:

    Thanks for sharing. I made it with tofu and vegetables and it turned out great.

  66. IRIS GONZALEZ says:


  67. Alexander Knothe says:

    Killer Pat Thai!!! 🥰🥰🥰

  68. KM W says:

    Hi Seonkyoung Longest – Just tried the recipe tonight! It was awesome! Thank you. K

  69. luz Garcia says:

    Amazing I love pad Thai food I will definitely make for dinner 🥘

  70. Dsean860 says:

    I’m thai but I hate thai food all I do is eat American foods McDonald’s Burger King pizza 🍕 and Italian foods … ever since I came to USA 🇺🇸 and got my citizenship I never look bac at my thai foods .. I don’t even know what it taste like … I still eats American foods …

  71. Carlos Ampuero Flores says:

    Ver y good ,from Madrid…

  72. Tom Tran says:

    Her English with Korean accent 😂😂😂

  73. Mad Fox Productions says:

    Can’t wait to make this, all your recipes are amazing. Dad made me the designated chef of the family now thanks to you 😂

  74. Azim Allaudin says:

    Why aren't you in the Masterchef yet??? 🙈

  75. Pistachio says:

    She hot love nooders

  76. Donna WHV says:

    I am a Pad Thai fanatic and this recipe is awesome! I lived in Australia for 14 years and had the most amazing Thai, Malay, Indonesian food that I dearly miss. It took me a few tries to find all the ingredients in my area, but it was so worth it! Thank you Seonkyoung, fantastic job!

  77. fear-the-reaper says:

    If you're interested in Thai cooking, you might like to give my cookbook a look it's only $2.99 and has a bunch of great recipes link is (

  78. sam gossen says:

    I think she has a Korean father and a Thai mother. I wonder if I'm right.

  79. Rose Mary says:

    I love it….from Pak

  80. Ethan K says:

    This was the worst pad Thai recipe I’ve never tried

  81. Sacha P says:

    Noobles and prawns are my favourite, I love this dish 💋💋

  82. Adam Schreiner says:


  83. Pekka Laitinen says:


  84. Mary Tran says:

    Where do you buy your pan and what brand is this??

  85. jinx girl says:

    The sauce is not the best recipe, not even close. The best Pad Thai needs the best sauce you can make prior to cooking and store in the frigidaire for future use .

  86. ANAy ESTEVEZ. says:


  87. Julianne Right says:

    Can you Add Coconut Oil?

  88. Roberto De La Vega Pechenino says:

    Seonkyoung Longest, I LOVE YOU ! This food is amazing and I should know as I have been fed by BOTH past Royal Thai Family Chefs. They used to spoil me in Reno Nevada, at the Siamese Hut Thai Restaurant, which is now closed, Pad Thai, Stuffed Chicken Wings , Mi Krop & Satay, and all of it drowned in the famous Thai Peanut Sauce. You are amazing, tell your Husband I am jealous, he is a VERY VERY VERY Lucky man ! I almost married a Thai & a Japanese, but ended up with a Filipino. I live in Cebu Philippines, and Your Thai cooking Recipes has saved me as all thai restaurants here are Horrible, My wife LOVES your food too. Thank you so much for sharing the Secrets to amazing Thai cooking! Blessings, Regards Marcello & Maricar~

  89. Zain Iqbal says:

    Just made this recipe. It was extremely delicious. Only thing I'd change is adding in more sugar. I'm assuming that's only the case with me not being able to find any preserved sweet radish. Loved it nonetheless.

    P.S. if anyone knows of an alternative to the sweet radish (besides adding more sugar) please let me know

  90. international woman says:


  91. Monica Clara says:

    I made it and it came out awesome!! Thank you, looking to tweak it to make a keto version.

  92. Eugenie Song says:

    you using teflon crap frypan. Thats' awful. you not really a true chef tho

  93. Beautiful White says:

    Asian store the best for ingredients

  94. Tony Stephen says:

    Loved it. My toddler is addicted to the music at the end that goes laa laa la la. Can you pls tell me the name of that track?

  95. Bernardo Rodriguez Guio says:

    Delicius and you're very very very beautiful girl

  96. ezzzbecky says:

    Hey fellow cooks.
    So I'm following this recipe directly but the tamarind I have is nothing like as thick… It's actually runny (TRS brand, tall thin blue bottle, red cap,400g)
    Since I'm not yet able to figure out what the sauce should taste like uncooked could you possibly tell me how much of the runny tamarind makes up the concentrated paste she uses?

  97. CIPHER ACE says:


  98. Mayuko says:

    Ive never seen pad thai with tofu before

  99. Ria - Zul - Zannah says:

    You are extremely sweet and I love the way you talk! It's so cute! I just love your recipe! 😘😘😘 Lots of love for you dear!

  100. David Jones says:

    What is a Newter?

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