Pad See Ew (with Chicken)

Discover the art of crafting authentic Pad See Ew Chicken, mastering both fresh and dried noodles. Experience the balanced blend of savory soy sauce, tender chicken, and charred vegetables.

What are the Wide Thai Noodles Called?

Sen Yai in Thai or Ho Fun noodles in Cantonese refer to fresh wide rice noodles. They’re typically found in the refrigerated section of Asian grocery storesThis means they are not always easy to find. A good substitute of the fresh wide rice noodle is the dried rice noodle that some times come in the package that says “Pad Thai Noodle” or “Wide Thai Rice Stick Noodles“.

Fresh Wide Rice Noodles
Fresh Wide Rice Noodles

How to Prepare the Fresh Wide Rice Noodle.

Fresh wide rice noodles tend to stick together and may be hard. Separation is crucial. Microwave the whole block for one to two minutes on a plate. This eases separation. Gently pull each noodle apart and place them on a plate. No need for specific arrangement, just separate them.

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How to Prepare the Dried Wide Rice Noodle.

Whether you want to use the rice stick for Pad See Ew, Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodle), Cry Baby Noodles, rehydrate the dried noodle first. Wide rice noodles take longer to rehydrate than skinny ones. Soak them in hot water for 10-15 minutes to shorten the time. Meanwhile, prepare meat and vegetables. Strain the noodles and set aside.

Vegetable of the Thai Stir Fried Noodle.

In Pad See Ew, we use Gailan or Chinese broccoli as the main vegetable. Remove tough bottom stem parts. Keep middle and top stems, even with regular broccoli. Peel tough stem skin, then slice bias. They’re crunchy, delicious, and nutritious. If you must use substitutes, consider collard greens or broccoli.

Important Tips for Quick for this Stir Fried Soy Sauce Noodles.

Handle fresh wide rice noodles delicately to prevent breakage. Follow steps in image and video. Stir-fry chicken and Gailan. Push aside and fry eggs. Scramble eggs, mix with stir-fry, and remove. Toss noodles with sauce, let char without stirring for 1-2 minutes. Finally, add stir-fry to noodles, toss to combine.

Pad See Ew Chicken

Pad See Ew (with Chicken)

Mary Thatcher
Discover the art of crafting authentic Pad See Ew Chicken, mastering both fresh and dried noodles. Experience the balanced blend of savory soy sauce, tender chicken, and charred vegetables.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine thai
Servings 2 people



For the Stir Fry Sauce
For the Stir Fry
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic slice or chopped
  • ½ lb chicken (breast of thigh thinly slice)
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • white pepper to taste
  • 4- 6 stalks Chinese broccoli (Gailan)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 lb Wide rice noodle (Fresh or Dried)
Optional Condiment (to sprinkle when served)
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Thai chili chopped


Prepare the Noodle
  • If store-bought noodles are cold and stuck together, microwave for 1 – 2 minutes, separate, and set aside. For dried wide noodles, soak in hot water for 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare meat and vegetables.
Prepare protein and vegetable.
  • Slice the chicken thinly, then marinate it with soy sauce, a dash of oil, and white pepper.
  • Chop the garlic and set it aside. Trim an inch from the bottom of the stem, discarding it. Thinly slice the Chinese broccoli stem and leaves and set aside.
Mix the sauce.
  • Prepare the sauce by combining all the ingredients. Use approximately 2.5 – 3 tablespoons per serving.
Cook vegetable and protein.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the wok. Fry the garlic until it starts turning slightly yellow. Cook the chicken until it's about 90% done. Add the Chinese broccoli and cook until wilted, around 30 seconds. Push everything to the side and add another tablespoon of oil. Fry and scramble the eggs. Combine everything, set aside, then clean the wok.
Cook the Noodles then Assemble.
  • Heat the pan and add 1 tablespoon of oil for cooking the noodles. Cook one serving at a time because they stick and mush easily. Cook the noodles over high heat. Immediately add the stir fry sauce and gently cook for a minute. Toss in the stir-fried vegetables. Optionally, sprinkle with white pepper and chilies in vinegar, then serve hot.
Keyword Pad See Ew, Pad See Ew Chicken, Thai Stir Fry Noodle
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