Classic Pad Thai

Tofu is a common addition to pad Thai. Cut 1/4 lb. tofu into small cubes and cook them along with the shrimp. Or, for a vegetarian version of this recipe, omit the shrimp and Asian fish sauce and add up to 1/2 lb. tofu. Add the tofu to the wok as directed for the shrimp.
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1 of 3(33%)reviewers would recommend this recipe to a friend.
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Review 1 for Classic Pad Thai
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3crows
October 18, 2011
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Don't be afraid to make changes!
October 18, 2011
I have made this so many times now and always change it up! Sometimes more spice is good, or other times less depending on the crowd. I always add some tofu that I fry till golden and sometimes use chicken instead of shrimp. The ketchup can be a bit much so modify the sauce to taste. Getting the noodles in the pan or wok is good too. The lime, cilantro and peanuts are yummy additions.
Pros: Yield, Quick, Good Value, Adaptable, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Classic Pad Thai
2 out of 5
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KauiB
Ann Arbor, MI
April 17, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Tastes like ketchup and fish sauce
April 17, 2011
I agree with the other reviewer - there really isn't enough shrimp. I added 1/2 block tofu and ~1/2 lb of chicken breast (my boyfriend is allergic to shrimp). However, the sauce just tastes like ketchup and fish sauce, not exactly the flavor you get from a Thai restaurant. I actually didn't think the recipe was spicy enough - had to dump a lot more siracha sauce on it. But...I am part Korean and am "immune" to spicy food.
Pros: Easy
Cons: Texture, Taste, Appearance
Review 3 for Classic Pad Thai
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Nilpi
Beverly Hills, CA
January 11, 2011
Would You Recommend? No
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Very spicy
January 11, 2011
The proportions in this recipe are somewhat off. The quantity of shrimp is minimal for the amount of noodles, even when I increased it to half a pound. It is also very spicy, and not the best choice for a family meal, if that is what you have in mind.