Pad See Ew

pad see ew
This is one of those dishes we used to order out frequently - It's now one of my favourites to eat in!


  • 300g chicken breast thinly sliced (approximately 1cm thickness)
  • 1 tbsp tamari (or all purpose soy sauce)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  • 200g thick rice noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic finely chopped
  • 1 bunch chinese broccoli cut into thirds (to create 4cm pieces)
  • 3 eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup tamari (or all purpose soy sauce)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil


  • 1 sliced birds eye chilli (optional)
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar (optional)
  • Dried chilli flakes (optional)
  • Marinate chicken in tamari (or all purpose soy sauce) and sesame oil for 5 minutes.
  • Cook rice noodles as per packet instructions less 2 minutes. Rinse with cold water to stop them cooking, they will finish cooking later in the pan.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil on high heat in a large skillet, add garlic and stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add chicken breast, cook until sealed 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the Chinese broccoli, cook 1 minute. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add the egg, cook until set 2-3 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Add 1/4 cup tamari (or all purpose soy if using) and 1/4 cup brown sugar to the pan. Allow the sauce to caramelise and thicken 2-3 minutes.
  • Return chicken breast, Chinese broccoli and egg to the pan along with the cooked noodles.
  • Stir to coast, drizzle sesame oil on top.
  • To serve, prepare chilli vinegar (if using) by mixing sliced and chilli and rice wine vinegar. Serve with extra dried chilli flakes on the side.

Notes: This Pad See Ew is lighter in colour than the traditional style you would find at your local Thai restaurant. Colour is normally injected by using ingredients like dark soy sauce and kecap manis (a dark sticky soy), both of which can be surprisingly laden with artificial ingredients. The kecap manis is replicated in this recipe by using tamari (or all purpose soy) and sugar. Although lighter in colour, this version doesn’t skimp on flavour!

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