World's Best Vegan Pad Thai #vegan #padthai

A simple Pad Thai recipe that is easy to make and takes less than 30 minutes!

This recipe for Pad Thai is a take of a traditional pad Thai recipe from Thailand.

Traditionally, pad Thai is not vegan since it’s made using fish sauce, eggs, and often times in Thailand even find dried shrimp.

Pad Thai is luckily very easy to make vegan.

The main replacement is to use soy sauce in place of fish sauce. All the other sauce ingredients stay the same and you will end up with an equally delicious Pad Thai!


You’ll Need:


  • 1/2 pack rice noodles (approx 7 oz)
  • 1/2 block of extra-firm tofu, cut into small cubes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup-1/2 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 large handful garlic chives (can sub regular chives)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (gf if needed)
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (can sub agave, maple syrup)
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • crushed peanuts, lime & cilantro for serving


Instructions:


  1. Boil the rice noodles in a pot of water until tender, but not too soft (they should still be slightly undercooked. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a non-stick pan on medium high heat then add the tofu and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown.
  3. Push the tofu to the side of the pan, turn the heat to medium and add the garlic noodles, garlic chives, soy sauce, coconut sugar and lime juice to the pan.
  4. Slowly add some water to the pan, 1-2 tbsp at a time to prevent the noodles from sticking and allowing to cook fully through.
  5. Turn the heat to low and add the bean sprouts and green onion and mix together.
  6. Top with crushed peanuts, cilantro and a lime wedge to serve.


NOTES:


  • Use extra-firm tofu and a non-stick pan to fry the tofu to get nice crispy tofu that doesn’t stick to the pan.
  • Don’t fully cook the noodles before adding them to the pan! They will continue to cook as you stir-fry them so you want them to be slightly undercooked before adding them in.
  • If you’re noodles start to stick together, use some water or veggie stock to losen them up.
  • Pad Thai tastes best if you eat it immediately after cooking!