Thai Rad Na (Lad Na) Recipe

Experience the irresistible flavors of Thai Rad Na (Lad Na), featuring chewy wide rice noodles enveloped in a savory gravy and paired with tender protein and nutritious Gailan (Chinese broccoli or sometimes Bok Choy). Embark on a culinary journey that guarantees not just a tasty dish but also a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.

Rad Na (Lad Na) Moo
Rad Na (Lad Na) Moo

Rad Na, Pad See Ew, and Chow Mein

Rad Na, Pad See Ew, and Chinese Chow Mein share similar ingredients in their noodle dishes. Rad Na and Chow Mein both feature noodles with gravy, while Chow Mein is comes with crispy egg noodles. When ordering Chow Mein in Thailand, you will say “Rad Na (Lad Na) Mee Krob.” Therefore, the initial substitute when wide rice noodles are unavailable is to use fried egg noodles. Pad See Ew, on the other hand, is a Thai stir-fried noodle dish similar to Rad Na, but it lacks corn or tapioca starch and does not include gravy.

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Rad Na Ingredients
Rad Na Ingredients

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Fresh wide rice noodles (Sen Yai): You can use dried rice noodles, thin dried rice noodles (rice vermicelli – must rehydrate first), egg noodles (shallow or deep-fry until crispy), or make fresh rice noodles like I did.
  • Two teaspoons black soy sauce (dark sweet soy sauce) : 1 tsp soy sauce and 1 tsp brown sugar or molasses
  • Chinese broccoli (Gailan): regular broccoli, Bok Choy, kale, and green collard
  • Thai bean paste (Tao Jiew) : Miso paste, Ssamjang paste or just omit the bean paste altogether.
  • Oyster sauce : Hoisin sauce
Rad Na (Lad Na) Seasoning
Rad Na (Lad Na) Seasoning

How to Store and Reheat Thai Noodles with Gravy.

It’s important to store the noodles and gravy separately. Place the noodles and gravy in separate containers for storage. When reheating, plate the noodles first, then pour the gravy on top, and either microwave or heat on the stove.

Thai Noodles with Gravy  Steps
Thai Noodles with Gravy Steps

Similar Recipes

If you enjoy dishes with the wide rice noodles or “Sen Yai” or “Ho Fun” noodles, you may love Pad See Ew, Pad Kee Mao, and Pad Ngo Nga or the Cry Baby Noodles. My homemade wide rice noodle is coming up soon.

Rad Na (Lad Na) Moo

Thai Rad Na (Lad Na) Recipe

Mary Thatcher
Experience the irresistible flavors of Thai Rad Na (Lad Na), featuring chewy wide rice noodles enveloped in a savory gravy and paired with tender protein and nutritious Gailan (Chinese broccoli or sometimes Bok Choy). Embark on a culinary journey that guarantees not just a tasty dish but also a harmonious blend of flavors and textures.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, main
Cuisine asian, Chinese Inspire, thai
Servings 3
Calories 945 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For pork marinate
  • 1 lb pork shoulder (or pork loin)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 ½ tbsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp coconut palm sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 1 tbsp corn starch (or tapioca starch)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp white ground pepper
For charring the noodles
For the Gravy
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • ½ -1 tbsp Thai fermented bean paste (Tao Jiew or Miso)
  • 2 cups stock (chicken or pork)
  • 2 cups Gailan (Chinese broccoli) (or/and Bok Choy)
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp coconut palm sugar (or regular sugar)
  • 2 tbsp corn starch (or tapioca starch) and 1/2 cup water for slurry.
Condiment (Optional but highly recommended)
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 sweet pepper (or Thai chili or spur chili)

Instructions
 

Marinate the pork.
  • Thinly slice the pork shoulder into bite-sized pieces. Add water and baking soda to the pork, then massage for a few minutes. Next, add vegetable oil and massage for another minute. After that, incorporate oyster sauce, light soy sauce, sugar, egg, pepper, and corn starch. Mix everything well and let it marinate for at least 20 minutes. (*Thinner pork slices result in a more tender texture.)
Make Chili Vinegar (Optional)
  • In a small bowl, chop some sweet chili peppers and cover them with white vinegar. Set the bowl aside.
Prepare vegetables and noodles.
  • Meanwhile, chop off the bottom inch of the Gailan or broccoli and discard it as it tends to be tough. Then, chop the remaining vegetables into bite-sized pieces. For the stems, thinly slice them on a bias.
  • Separate the noodles. If you're using fresh but store-bought noodles, they might be hard and stick together. Microwave the store-bought noodles for 1-2 minutes to soften them and make them easier to separate. Then, add a splash of dark sweet soy sauce to coat the noodles
  • Cook the noodles. Heat the wok on high heat and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Spread the noodles in the wok as much as possible and let them char for 1 minute. Optionally, add a little more of the dark sweet soy sauce if desired, then gently toss the noodles. If after 2 minutes the noodles are not charred, remove them from the wok and set them aside.
Make the gravy.
  • Clean the wok with water and dry it. Heat the wok again and add another tablespoon of vegetable oil. Add the pork and reduce the heat to medium. Once the pork is about 80% cooked, add minced garlic and the "Tao Jiew" or miso paste, then stir-fry for a few minutes.
  • Add stock or water to the wok, followed by oyster sauce, soy sauce, and sugar. Then, in a small bowl, mix corn or tapioca starch with water to make a slurry. Add the slurry to the wok and stir vigorously right away.
  • Add carrots and Chinese broccoli. Then add an egg and whisk. Sprinkle more ground white pepper to taste. Once the gravy is boiling and thick enough to coat the noodles, remove it from the heat. (About 3 minutes)
Assemble
  • Plate the noodles, then top them with a cup or more of gravy. Sprinkle some chili vinegar, pepper flakes, sugar, and fish sauce if desired. Enjoy!

Video

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Rad Na (Lad Na) : Thai Noodle with Gravy . Ingredients ⬇️ For pork marinate 1 lb pork shoulder (or pork loin) ½ tsp baking soda ¼ cup water 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½ tbsp oyster sauce 1 ½ tbsp light soy sauce ½ tbsp coconut palm sugar (or regular sugar) 1 tbsp corn starch (or tapioca starch) 1 egg ½ tsp white ground pepper For charring the noodles 1 lb fresh wide rice noodle 2 tsp black soy sauce (dark sweet soy sauce) For the Gravy 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp garlic (minced) ½ -1 tbsp Thai fermented bean paste (Tao Jiew or Miso) 2 cups stock (chicken or pork) 2 cups Gailan (Chinese broccoli) (or/and Bok Choy) 1 carrot 1 tbsp oyster sauce 1 tbsp soy sauce 2 tsp coconut palm sugar (or regular sugar) 2 tbsp corn starch (or tapioca starch) and ½ cup water for slurry. Condiment (Optional but highly recommended) ¼ cup white vinegar 1 sweet pepper (or Thai chili or spur chili) Full recipe and tips from my website: https://stickyricethaikitchen.com/rad-na-lad-na/ #noodles#gravy#ricenoodles#radna#ladna#thairecipe#streetfood#thainoodles#thaifood

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Notes

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Note 2: Using wooden spatula when cooking the wide rice noodles will help the noodles not to break easily.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 3cupCalories: 945kcalCarbohydrates: 164gProtein: 29gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 116mgSodium: 2671mgPotassium: 571mgFiber: 5gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 7846IUVitamin C: 198mgCalcium: 199mgIron: 7mg
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