Ah, Pad Thai!
One of my favorite dishes, if not my favorite dish to order at a Thai restaurant. When I worked in Michigan I used to go often to Thai restaurants with friends, it was our choice over any other cuisine. It was probably a cuisine we used to have at least a couple times a week.
I never attempted to make this on my own, oh actually I believe once I tried it from a box where you just mix the ingredients with water, well it wasn’t all that. I guess I always thought it was difficult. It’s not really. The whole idea to making this dish is mise en place. I’ve explained mise en place before, and it basically means getting all your ingredients ready first, including chopping your vegetables zesting your lime, chopping the nuts, mixing the spices, etc. If you do all this first, then the dish is a piece of cake, because basically all you have to do is cook the ingredients, which takes no time at all.
But what surprised me the most about this dish is the flavor. It was bang on to what I remembered about Pad Thai. And this is what I was afraid of the most, whether or not I could achieve that. I’m so glad I tried this recipe, it was delicious, and brought back lots of good memories. I hope you try it, you won’t be disappointed.
Sometimes it’s good to get out of our comfort zone. You won’t believe what we can achieve.