- Pad See Ew is traditionally made with Sen Yai fresh rice noodles which are wide, flat rice noodles. These are hard to handle and quite difficult to find, even at Asian grocery stores - you need to go to a Thai grocery store.
Easiest to use wide, dried rice stick noodles
. I use Pad Thai noodles, the widest you can find at supermarkets.
Fresh rice noodle
- Feel free to use, follow the directions in Char Kway Teow
to prepare the rice noodles for cooking.
- can be made with other noodles, fresh or dried, rice or egg noodles. However, I do not recommend using vermicelli as it is too thin for the strong flavours of the sauce.
2. Dark soy sauce
has a stronger flavour than ordinary and light soy sauce, and stains the noodles brown. Can sub with ordinary soy, but noodles won't be as dark and flavour will be slightly less strong.
3. Normal soy sauce
- I use Kikkoman
. Or use light soy sauce.
4. Chicken -
You can substitute the chicken with other proteins suitable for stir frying, even tofu or prawns.
5. Chinese Broccoli
(Gai Lan, kai lan)If you can't find Chinese broccoli, you can substitute with other leafy Chinese vegetables such as pak choy or bok choy. Or use broccolini - cut them in half lengthwise.
per serving, assuming 3 servings.