Pad Pak – Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables


Stir-fried mixed vegetables is an easy dish that is called Pad Pak (ผัดผักรวมมิตร) in Thai. It is probably the dish that I have most often 🙂 You can choose your favourite vegetables and add shrimps, tofu or another protein source like beef or pork. For a vegetarian option you may leave the meat or shrimps out. It is a healthy meal that is served with jasmine rice.

Pad Pak – Stir-Fried Vegetables

Homemade Pad Pak (photo taken by myself)

Homemade Pad Pak with asparagus (photo taken by myself)

Here is what you need to prepare 2 portions:

  • 10-12 shrimps (optionally, you may take tofu or meat)
  • 1 cup of cauliflowers
  • 1 cup of broccoli
  • 1/2 cup of carrots
  • 1/2 cup of mushrooms (e.g. shitake, champignons)
  • 2 TSP chopped garlic
  • 2 TSP soy sauce
  • 3 TSP oyster sauce
  • 1 TSP sugar
  • 3 TSP vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of water

Optionally, you may take other vegetables like asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, peppers, Chinese cabbage and onions, for instance. You may also add some protein source like tofu, meat or shrimps to this dish.


Take a pan or wok and heat the oil on a medium heat. Put the chopped garlic in and fry until fragrant. Then add in all the vegetables and stir-fry until the vegetables are firm to the bite. Season with soy and oyster sauce and sugar. Add 1/2 cup of water, turn up to high heat and stir-fry. Add the shrimps or tofu (optional). Stir quickly until the ingredients are mixed together well. You’re ready to serve 🙂

Homemade stir-fried mixed vegetables with chicken (photo taken by myself)

Homemade stir-fried mixed vegetables with chicken (photo taken by myself)

This recipe comes from the marvellous cooking channel In the following video, you can easily learn how to cook this meal 🙂

Hope you’ll give Pad Pak, stir-fried vegetables, a try!

Yours, Sirinya

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

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1 Response

  1. Dave says:

    Holy cow! Made this tonight with broccoli, bok Choi, carrots and shiitake mushrooms. The whole family went crazy, a “shark week feeding frenzy!” Very, very good.

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