Quick & Wonderfully Easy Pad Thai

Updated: Sep 4, 2019


Quick & Wonderfully Easy Pad Thai

I want to share this recipe with you first as I just can’t forget the tastes of Thailand; with it’s explosions of flavour that rearrange your taste buds at their own will, and the bitter refreshment of lime juice that wraps around your noodles (two of many descriptive sentences I could use!) you just can’t beat Thai food!

It’s perfectly reasonable to crave these flavours on the road but first you must overcome that inevitable subconscious feeling of ‘“I can’t cook Thai food, let alone in a muddy field with a medium size wok and a wooden spoon”. Well I’m going to be honest with you, we can’t cook Thai food like it’s done by the culinary magicians that are the native people of Thailand… but we can certainly give it a go! Although your surroundings might be far from steamy Thailand, this dish should transport you at least half-way there!


This recipe is exceptionally easy for a reason: I understand that when you’re living out there on the road ingredients can be precious and are meant to last, so i’ve narrowed it down to the bare necessities! Plus - complicated recipes are daunting at the best of times, let alone when it’s raining and the cooking shelter is the size of your dining table at home.


Here we go…


Ingredients - Serves 2


250g rice noodles

1 tbsp of oil

1 crushed garlic clove

4 finely sliced spring onions

4 tbsp of soy sauce

1tsp of ginger

1tbsp of brown sugar

1 juiced lime

1 small, finely sliced red chilli or 1tsp of dried chillies

Large handful of crushed salted peanuts

Handful of finely diced fresh coriander or 1tsp of dried parsley/dill

Salt and pepper to taste


Method -


The method couldn’t be easier and even better, it won’t use a lot of gas!

For the noodles -


1)Bring a pan of water to boil with a little salt.

2)Cook the noodles in accordance with the packet, it should be around 5 minutes.

3)Drain the noodles and rinse with cold water, put aside.


The sauce -


1)Heat up the Wok - This should take 1-2 minutes.

2)Once the Wok is piping hot, add the oil and swirl around the pan.

3) Add the garlic and spring onions and cook for 30 seconds, stirring frequently.

4)Now add the soy sauce, ginger and brown sugar and continue cooking for another 30 seconds.

5)Throw in the rice noodles ,lime juice and the chilli and toss it all together until the noodles are nice and hot.

6)Remove from the heat.

7)Lastly, sprinkle the fresh coriander and peanuts over the top and enjoy.


Campers tip - eat it out the pan to save the washing up!



I’m always open to recipe feedback and any exciting suggestions, don’t hesitate to contact me and most importantly, share the love!

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