Recipe: pad thai from Pad + Sen

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Saturday, August 6, 2016 - 20:52

Pad + Sen was born from founder Tan's search to find an authentic Pad Thai in London that would remind her of her childhood growing up in Thailand. Frustrated with what she found, Tan decided to fill the gap and offer Londoners a real Pad Thai, evocative of Bangkok.

Here, courtesy of Tan, is the recipe for Pad + Sen's classic pad thai.

pad thai

  • rice noodles
  • Chinese chives
  • beansprouts
  • eggs
  • tofu
  • peanuts
  • lime
  • chilli powder
  • pad + sen pad thai sauce
  • chicken and/or prawn (optional)
  • sweet radish (optional)



  1. Soak the noodles in room temperature water for 30 minutes
  2. Heat the wok at high temperature, coat with oil and fry the tofu and eggs till firm
  3. Add the chicken and/or prawn if desired, ensuring they are cooked thoroughly
  4. Throw in the noodles and fry until they turn a light brown
  5. Pour in the Pad + Sen pad thai sauce and add the Chinese chives and beansprouts
  6. Stir fry at maximum heat
  7. Plate up and garnish with peanuts, a tablespoon of chilli powder and a wedge of lime.



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