Sue's Pad Thai - when Sue is ready to cook, drop whatever you have planned for the day and head over, its gonna be good!!!
pad thai noodles soaked at least 1/2 hour
white and coconut sugars
tamarind paste and Thai beef powder
red shallots, 4
garlic cloves, 4
chicken and shrimp
bean sprouts and chives
peanuts and cilantro, for garnish
Saute the shallots and garlic in a generous dollop of oil.
Put in the noodles and stir fry until soft, adding water as needed to soften, by the 1/2 c increments.
Spoon in the coconut sugar, 2 Tbsp or so, then the white sugar, 1 cup, then 2-5 Tbsp of tamarind, and some pork powder. Add 3 to 5 Tbsp fish sauce and continue stirring.
Now push the noodles to the side, add a bit more oil, and cook the chicken pieces. Add shrimp and cook.
Make a few holes in the noodles and crack and egg into each hole, stirring with a chopstick to break up and mix.
Add one container of fresh bean sprouts and a handful of chopped fresh chives.
Before eating, sprinkle on some roasted salted peanuts and some chopped cilantro.