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Kosher Pad-See-Ew Recipe

For long time Thai food was not on my list of ethnic cuisine I enjoy, well, except Pad-See-Ew. I don’t know what it is about it, but Pad-See-Ew is like the ultimate comfort food for me. Big problem: most Pad-See-Ew is made with Oyster Sauce. Seriously bad news. I found a recipe that also used Oyster sauce and created my work-around. This is how it went.
(adapted from Rachel Cooks Thai)


  • 1 pound (16oz) fresh wide, flat rice noodles
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced thinly
  • 4 cups Chinese broccoli, chopped coarsely
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sweet dark soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp kosher worcestershire sauce
  • 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vinegar
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

Make a sauce by mixing the worcestershire sauce, 1/5 cup soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, and garlic. Blanch the chicken slices until mostly done. Do the same for the rice noodles, but only for a few seconds until they are warm and loose.

***You will notice I used egg noodles. I could not find rice noodles anywhere, and after visiting 3 grocery stores I wasn’t going to smarten up and visit the Asian grocery store. Anyway, the egg noodles were a bad idea. They sucked up the moisture too much. USE RICE NOODLES. Go to the other grocery store. Trust me.

Heat a wok on high heat with several tablespoons of canola oil. Let it get fully hot until using. Crack the egg into the hot oil and scramble quickly. Add the blanched rice noodles and 2 tablespoons sweet dark soy sauce and stir fry.

Add the sauce you prepared earlier and stir fry everything until there is not much liquid left in the wok. Let the noodles sit for a minute or so to get a nice char on them.

Add the chicken and cook until completely done. Add the Chinese broccoli and cook until wilted.

Take off the heat and serve immediately!

Some thoughts on this dish: Like I said before, BUY RICE NOODLES. Go to the other grocery store. Also, you’ll notice I used regular broccoli. Go to the other grocery store. The flavor is really good – you don’t miss the Oyster Sauce at all. I also added a pinch of cinnamon at the end.

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