Easy Pad See Ew

Easy homemade pad see ew www.abeautifulmess.comI make no secrets of my love for Thai food. I always suggest it if I'm in charge of picking the restaurant for the evening—even if I'm in a city where I have NO idea where good thai food might be. Dear Yelp…

I have a few favorites, including pad Thai (duh), pad see ew (also sometimes spelled phat si io), red curry, yellow curry and sometimes fried rice if something sounds good (like pineapple fried rice in the summer!). I am by NO means an expert on Thai cuisine. I just know I like it. So I've been trying to learn to make a few of my favorite dishes at home.My favorite pad see ew recipe! www.abeautifulmess.comI have a favorite (easy) pad thai recipe. So I decided to try my hand at pad see ew. Typically pad see ew is made with broad rice noodles called kuaitiao sen yai. I had a hard time finding them (if anyone in Springfield, MO as any suggestions please let me know!) so I used flat noodles instead. They are similar to fettuccine noodles, so feel free to substitute if you can't find the correct noodles in your area too. No biggie.

I checked out a few recipes online (here, here and here). And adapted based on my own personal tastes and what ingredients I could easily find. So this really isn't traditional… but it's pretty tasty.How to make pad see ewEasy Pad See Ew, serves two.

6 oz. uncooked noodles
2 broccoli crowns, cut into bite size pieces
3-4 cloves garlic, minced 
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 

Begin cooking the noodles. Follow the directions, they may vary slightly depending on what kind of noodle you are using.

While those continue to cook heat the sesame oil in a large pan or wok. Cook the garlic and broccoli until softened. I added a couple spoonfuls of the pasta water to my pan to help the broccoli cook a little more. The broccoli should turn bright green. In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar and red pepper flakes if using. Once the noodles are done cooking drain them and add them to the broccoli and garlic. Pour the sauce over everything and cook over medium heat until most of the moisture has absorbed into the food.Best pad see ew recipe www.abeautifulmess.comTop with sesame seeds and cilantro. Easy, right? Make this for dinner this week, you're gonna love it. xo. Emma

  • Just made this changing oyster sauce for hoisin sauce and adding some extra veggies (I’m a veg monster!). Beautiful! Perfect for fuelling back up after aqua aerobics! Thanks for sharing!

  • I just got soooo excited because Pad See Ew is my fav thai dish! I can’t wait to try this 😀

  • Love this post! Also a massive fan of Thai food, definitely my favourite type of cuisine. Will be trying out your recipe ASAP.
    Would love you to have a peek at my blog that I’ve recently started..

  • Mmmmm I love Thai food too!! Pad See Ew is one of my top 5 dishes I think. My favorite is Cashew Nut Chicken dishes, mmm!


  • Thai food is so Yummy!!! My all time favorite is Tom Kha Gai (coconut soup with mushrooms, chicken, and lemongrass) super easy to make too! I’m gonna have to try this one out though!



  • mmm mmm I’m makin’ it!
    Thanks so much for the recipe. I am always looking and trying Thai recipes. I have not been successful yet! This one sounds like a winner, though.
    I’ll keep ya posted!
    Thanks again!

  • One of the best dishes ever! I’ve never been brave enough to make it…


  • I love your recipes!!! 🙂 ♥♥♥


  • thai food is a favorite of mine, too. I’ll have to give this one a try, looks yummy … and it’s healthy! have a good day 🙂

  • i can’t wait to try this, i love thai noodle dishes and pad see ew is my boyfriend’s favorite!

  • Mmmm! I’m the same way with Thai food. I like that this is made out of ingredients that I always have on hand, except for the oyster sauce, but I should have that in my pantry anyhow. Love the mason jar water glass, too.

  • Looks so good – I’ve never had this but I’m going to try my hand at making it. Sounds doable!

  • That looks so yummy and healthy and summerly.
    Finally summer arrived in Germany as well:

    Love from Germany,
    Birdy and Bambi

  • Yum, there isn’t a lot of thai food in Galway, Ireland and I really like it. Love this easy alternative! Thanks!

  • Aw, I live in southeast asia and this is one of my absolute favorite dishes!

  • Thanks for the recipe, this looks gorgeous.
    You mentioned red and yellow curry, but what about Thai green curry? That’s my fave! 🙂

  • I love Asian food. I need to try this one, Looks really tasty !


  • Pad see ew is the first thI g I choose when eating or ordering Thai. But have never known how to make it, so thanks for this!

  • Looks really delicious and yummy

    Please Help Michael

  • Looks so yummy! I have never tried Thai food. I guess it’s time I do. 😉


  • This is one of my fav Thai Dishes! I will have to try this, thanks for posting!


  • This is one of my fav Thai dishes! Thanks for posting this 🙂

    Quirky Pony

  • i will tell my mom to cook this someday! 🙂 thank you for posting this recipe.. 🙂


  • I posted this to your Instagram already, but *my* suggestion is “Asian Market” next to Pineapple Whip/Wal-Mart neighborhood market on Glenstone. I feel like it’s a bit more overlooked than Seoul Market on Campbell (next to the Mitsubishi lot). Both have different things and both are fascinating places to go.

    Also, the Asian market on Sunshine (next to the best Korean restaurant in town–Golden Korean, between Campbell and Kansas) is pretty awesome. They have a lot of Chinese and Thai items. They even have bonsai trees and bamboo plants sometimes!

  • Oh man, I am so trying this! We love Thai food but we don’t really have any good restaurants in the area. Thanks for sharing. Your recipes are a lifesaver!


  • Oh myyyy! This looks delicious! <3 I love love love Thai food! Can’t wait to make this!

  • mmm I love thai food! thanks for this. definitely saving this college girl from ramen every other day hahah.

  • That broccoli looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing, I love pad see ew


  • I can almost smell it!

    xo Jennifer


  • This looks yummy. My favourite Thai dish is Massaman Curry. It’s so good.

  • This looks delish! I too, make no secrets about my love of Thai- just had it the other night with the hubs 🙂

    Dana Ivy

  • this looks so great emma! thanks for another fab recipe..

  • Oh this looks lovely and simple to make, will definitely be giving it a go!


  • I love Thai food, especially in the summer as it cooks up fast & you can swap in whatever vegetables turn up at the farmers market.

  • I love Pad Thai!! And this looks equally delicious, we are huge noodle fans;)
    Cant wait to try this…
    Attic Lace

  • Drooling…I LOVE thai food. Panang curry is my favorite! But green and red are a close second. And then pad thai and pad see ew. And also thai iced tea. Dang, now I’m hungry! Your recipe looks fantastic! I never feel like I can recreate thai dishes well enough-but I would definitely eat this!

  • Yummers I love your recipes 😀


  • I love any noodle. Be it Italian, Thia, Chinese, or Vietnamese, I’m always down!

  • Looks yummy! I love the Spicy Coconut Chicken Curry the Thai place a few doors down from my apartment serves. It’s fantastic. The Pineapple Chicken is another one of my favs!

    Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

  • When i saw ew i thought it was going to be a post slating someone- surprised is the word when i saw delicious noodles!


  • Thai food is one of my favourites, too! Unfortunately we haven´t here on the landscape in Bavaria any Thai restaurant. Of this cause I´m always looking for good recipes, that I can cook Thai food by my own. Of this cause I thank you so much, I will try this 🙂

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


  • I’ve never really cooked any Thai meals in my kitchen so I’m so happy to come across this delicious looking dish. Thanks!

  • This looks like such a delicious dish and I love how simple it is to make too. I can see myself making it quite often in the next couple of years while at university. 🙂

    Celina | The Celution

  • Currently trying to plan a trip to Thailand, amazing beaches AND thai food! x


  • I’ve never looked for those specific noodles, but I get all my Asian specialty items at Seoul Market on Campbell. It’s near Breadsmith. They have hundreds of kinds of noodles, the best kimchi ever, and it’s the only place I’ve ever found Thai basil in Springfield.

  • Beautiful photos! And I cannot wait to try this! The easier, the better…especially for microwave-lovers like me! 😉

  • Thai dish that is seriously the best – kee Mao, or pad kee Mao. Try it if you find a restaurant that has it on the menu. The first time I went to a Thai restaurant, I chose it having no clue. A friend who loved Thai tried a bite of mine and declared it the best Thai dish she’d ever had.

  • Yum! Thai food is my favorite too, because it’s normally gluten free! I’m sure the version with regular noodles is tasty too, though.

  • Looks so yummy! I might go buy broccoli and noodles after work! I don’t know if you have the restaurant “Noodles and Co” in Missouri, but they have seriously delicious Pad Thai.

  • looks delicious! I’ve never had Pad See Ew, but now I really wanna try it!

  • If you have time when you are in Austin Madam Mam’s or Thai Passion are the best places to get Thai food. This particular dish is amazing at Madam Mam’s, I crave it weekly.

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