Pad Thai is fried noodles and an everyday Thai food, that you will find at many street kitchens or traditional Thai restaurants all over Thailand. Because the dish is so widespread, there are also many different ways to cook it. You can not say which method is the right one. Below you will find my favourite way to cook Pad Thai.
Many believe that the dish is either of Vietnamese or Chinese origin, but there is no sure evidence of where the dish is from.
Until 1939 wheat noodles were very popular in Thailand, and the most used kind of noodles. The prime minister at that time promoted rice noodles, as Thailand is a major producer of rice, and since then Pad Thai is made with rice noodles.
The dish was originally made with either fresh or dried scrimps. I have used fresh shrimps. However, you can use chicken or another kind of meat as well.
As you can see below it is a very easy dish to make. I do not use many different kinds of vegetables in my recipe as I want to keep it as authentic as possible, but you can add more if you wish to.