Classic pad thai

This recipe is even suitable for cooking newbies and is really tasty.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 615 / Protein 38g / Carbohydr. 64g / Fat 21g

Ingredients (2 servings)

100 grice noodles
100 gflavored tofu
2green onions
1red pepper
1 clovegarlic
100 gbeef (e.g. tenderloin)
2 tbsppeanuts
2 tbspfish sauce
2 tbspsoy sauce
1 tbspbrown sugar
1lime (juiced)
50 gbean sprouts
0.25 bunchcilantro
cayenne pepper
vegetable oil for frying


citrus juicer (optional), whisk (optional), wok or large frying pan, 2 small bowls, large bowl, colander, small frying pan, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Verdejo, 2011
This Spanish white wine lures you in with its typically exotic, fruity tones and harmonizes well with Southeast Asian dishes. Enjoy chilled between 6° – 8°C/43 – 46°F.

Step 1

Classic pad thai

Soak rice noodles, according to the package instructions, in warm water. Drain and set aside.

large bowl, colander

100 g rice noodles

Step 2

Classic pad thai

Cut tofu and pepper into strips and slice green onions into fine rings. Finely chop garlic. Beat eggs in a small bowl.

whisk (optional), cutting board, knife, small bowl

100 g flavored tofu / 2 green onions / 1 red pepper / 1 clove garlic / 2 eggs

Step 3

Classic pad thai

Cut beef into approx. finger-thick slices.

100 g beef

Step 4

Classic pad thai

Roughly chop peanuts. If desired, roast them in a frying pan beforehand.

cutting board, knife

2 tbsp peanuts

Step 5

Classic pad thai

Mix fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice together in a small bowl.

citrus juicer (optional), small bowl

2 tbsp fish sauce / 2 tbsp soy sauce / 1 tbsp brown sugar / 1 lime

Step 6

Classic pad thai

The next steps have to happen quickly, so it is best to have all ingredients by the stove. Fry bean sprouts, pepper, tofu, green onions, and garlic in some vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper and put on a plate.

wok or large frying pan, cooking spoon

50 g bean sprouts / vegetable oil for frying / salt / pepper

Step 7

Classic pad thai

Fry beef in the same pan. Add vegetables and egg. Stir continuously and season with salt and pepper. When the egg is still half runny, add the rice noodles and continue to sauté.

salt / pepper

Step 8

Classic pad thai

Now pour in the pre-made sauce and simmer for approx. 2 – 3 min. Next, fold in freshly chopped cilantro and add chili powder, if desired. Garnish with chopped peanuts and serve.

cutting board, knife

0.25 bunch cilantro / chili powder