Pad See Lew – Stir Fry Soy Sauce

The time has come to introduce to you my recipe for one of the most popular items on your local Thai joint’s menu: pad see lew or pad see ew. Literally translated to pan fried soy sauce, you can bet that dark soy sauce is gonna be the star of this dish. What I love about pad see lew is that it’s so versatile. It can take on any protein or no protein at all. For this video, I’ve prepared it with soy sauce-marinated chicken.

Now the key to this dish is picking and preparing the right noodles. You’ll want to get packaged flat rice noodles that come a little fatter than what you’d normally see in pad Thai or pho. The fatter noodles give us a greater surface area to soak up all that sweet, salty goodness of our soy sauce blend. I prefer to rehydrate them first in lukewarm water, and then again in warm water. That gets them to a perfect firmness so that they become nice and soft when they’re introduced to the stir-fry. Try this with a hit of the Thai chili vinegar sauce prik nam som, the recipe for which you can also find in one of my previous videos!

Ingredients

6
oz chicken or protein of your choice
¼
cup golden mountain seasoning
¼
cup dark soy sauce
½
cup oyster sauce
packaged flat rice noodles
eggs
mushrooms
Chinese broccoli
garlic
scallions
fried garlic
sugar
oil

Preparation

Step 1

Remove noodles from package and rehydrate for 2-3 hours in warm water. Strain and re-submerge in hot water.

Step 2

In a small bowl, combine oyster sauce, soy sauce, and golden mountain seasoning and stir.

Step 3

Marinate raw chicken with a drizzle of soy sauce.

Step 4

Fry eggs in light oil on low-medium heat.

Step 5

When eggs are partially cooked, add mushrooms and stems of Chinese broccoli to the pan.

Step 6

Add garlic to stir-fry and toss gently. Allow 1-2 minutes for the flavors to blend, adding another light drizzle of oil as needed.

Step 7

Add marinated chicken to the stir-fry, and add a pinch of sugar. Let cook halfway through.

Step 8

Flip chicken and add leafy parts of the Chinese broccoli and scallions. Stir the pan’s contents, then add rehydrated noodles from the water bath to the top of the stir-fry.

Step 9

Drizzle soy sauce mixture over noodles, and mix thoroughly.

Step 10

Remove from heat and garnish with fried garlic and sauce of your choice.

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