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Pad Kee Mao Recipe
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Pad Kee Mao Recipe – Thai Drunken Noodles

Pad Kee Mao, otherwise known as Drunken Noodles, is a delicious Thai street food guaranteed to satisfy!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4 servings


  • 8 oz oz Wide Rice Noodles
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 Red bell pepper julienned
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (Optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Fish Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ cup Basil leaves; whole
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar


  • Soak rice noodles as listed on the package instructions, stirring to separate and set aside.
  • Heat oil in 12” skillet or wok on high heat.
  • Add peppers, onions, and crushed red peppers and cook until onions begin to wilt.
  • Add garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • Add sweet soy sauce, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish Sauce and sugar. Mix until combined.
  • Drain noodles and add to skillet. Stir-fry until noodles are tender, about 4 minutes.
  • Mix in basil leaves and vinegar. Continue to cook until basil begins to wilt.
  • Serve.
  • If you do not have any sweet soy sauce, make your own by mixing 3 parts soy sauce to 1 part dark brown sugar. Simmer together in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved and sauce is slightly thickened.