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Pad Thai Recipe

This traditional Thai dish comes straight from the street food vendors of Bangkok, offering incredible flavours and textures. It’s not something you often see cooked in a camping pot but this simple recipe is sure to be a favourite at the campsite.

Pad thai with pork is a traditional option, but try substituting it for a different type of meat to reinvent the dish with a new flavour. You can also use tofu or leave out the pork to make a vegetable pad thai.

Check out the full recipe below:

Pad Thai

Recipe by Sea to SummitCourse: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: ThaiDifficulty: Intermediate


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  • 300g thick noodles (udon)

  • Pork tenderloin (cut into small strips)

  • 2 banana shallots

  • 3 garlic cloves

  • 1 large egg (beaten)

  • 1 carrot

  • 3 spring onions

  • 2 tsp fish sauce

  • 3 tsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp oyster sauce

  • 2 tsp sugar

  • Garnish
  • 1 lime

  • 2 tbsp fresh chives

  • 40g fresh bean sprouts

  • 25g chopped salted peanuts

  • ½ chopped red chilli


  • Chop the carrot, shallots and two spring onions – set these aside for now.Pad Thai camping recipe vegetables
  • Heat up a pan and add a splash of oil.
  • Add the pork to the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes until it is nicely seared. Then remove from the pan and set aside.Pad Thai camping recipe meat being prepared
  • Add the chopped carrot, shallots and spring onions to the pan and sweat for a few minutes.
  • Crack the egg into the pan and stir it through the vegetables for a further minute.
  • Return the pork to the pan and add the soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce and noodles.Pad Thai camping recipe seasoning
  • Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes ensuring that the pork is cooked through.Pad Thai camping recipe final dish
  • Spoon into a bowl and garnish with the lime, chives, beansprouts, peanuts and chilli.

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