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Pad Thai

By Mark Bittman

Published March 1, 2024

Totally ubiquitous (and often underwhelming) in Thai restaurants, Pad Thai is a near universal crowd-pleaser that most of us don’t bother to make at home. The biggest hurdle (and it’s really just a matter of going shopping) is collecting the ingredients that you probably don’t have on hand, like rice stick noodles and tamarind paste.

Photo: Joshua Resnick / 500px
Photo: Joshua Resnick / 500px
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Beyond collecting the ingredients, it’s just a simple stir-fry that requires little more than chopping and stirring (and you don’t even have to boil the noodles; you just soak them in hot water). (Click here if you want to see a video of how it’s made.)

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