Pad See Ew – Noodles Stir-Fried With Soy Sauce

Pad See Ew (ผัดซีอิ๊ว) is a very popular Chinese-influenced stir-fried noodle dish eaten in Thailand and Laos. The ingredients are thick rice noodles (Kuai-tiao Sen Yai), light and dark soy sauce, garlic, Chinese broccoli/kale, egg and some thin sliced meat. You may take chicken, pork, beef or seafood. Literally translated the dish means “fried (with) soy sauce” and is thus similar to the Malaysian and Singaporean ‘Char Kway Teow’.

Pad See Ew (photo credit:

Pad See Ew (photo credit:

This dish is also called ‘Kuai-tiao Pad See Ew’ reflecting the general practice of using flat rice noodle as the main ingredient. Nevertheless, other types of noodles may also be used (e.g. thin rice noodles which I commonly use when preparing this dish).

How to prepare Pad See Ew

Ingredients for 2 portions:

  • 450 grams broad rice noodles (or other kinds of noodles)
  • 250 grams thinly sliced meat (e.g. chicken, pork, beef, seafood, for a vegetarian option take tofu instead)
  • 200 grams Chinese broccoli / Chinese kale, or broccoli cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 2TSP chopped garlic
  • 2TSP cooking sauce
  • 2TSP oyster sauce
  • 1TSP sugar
  • 1TSP dark soy sauce
  • 3TSP vegetable oil


In a first step, cut the meat or tofu into thin slices and cut the Chinese kale or broccoli into bite-size pieces. Then chop the garlic and mix the rice noodles with black soy sauce. The noodles should be coated with the soy sauce.

Now it’s time for frying: take a pan or wok and heat the vegetable oil. First put the chopped garlic in and then the sliced meat or tofu. Stir-fry until the garlic is fragrant and the meat/tofu is nearly cooked. Add the eggs and then the noodles. Keep on stir-frying, adding the Chinese kale/broccoli, season with cooking sauce, oyster sauce and sugar. Mix everything together well and you’re ready to serve!

Homemade pad see ew with thin rice noodles and broccoli (photo taken by myself)

Homemade pad see ew with thin rice noodles and broccoli (photo: Sirinya’s Thailand Blog)

This recipe for Pad See Ew comes from the marvellous cooking channel In the following video you can easily learn how to make this dish!

Hope you’ll give this recipe a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)