"Kway Teow Pad Thai" meaning "fried rice noodles, Thai style" is a dish that was designed in the 1940s to be the Thai version of Chinese noodles. It's done with rice noodles instead of wheat noodles, as rice was in abundance in Thailand. The dish was then promoted by the Thai Government to build a sense of national identity among Thais, and has since become the world's favourite Thai street food dish.

Cook our delicious Pad Thai in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Pad Thai. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Pad Thai Paste pot, a Tamarind Sauce pot and a Thai Tomato Sauce pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Pad Thai in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Pad Thai Paste
  • Tamarind Sauce
  • Thai Tomato Sauce

Your shopping list:

flat (dried) rice noodles or 300g straight-to-wok Pad Thai ribbon noodles
peeled king prawns (cooked or raw)
spring onions
bean sprouts
lime wedges(optional)
of peanuts(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    For dried noodles, bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the noodles and turn the heat down to medium. Let them cook for 8 mins or so until tender, but still a little chewy. Then drain them in a sieve and rinse them under cold water. For fresh noodles, save them to add in at Step 3.

  • 2.

    Place a wok over medium high heat and then add 1 tbsp of oil. Add the prawns and stir-fry for 1 min (or 2 mins if using raw prawns). Push the prawns to the side and crack the egg into the space. Let it start to set a little bit then break the yolk and stir-fry the egg. Then mix it up with the prawns.

  • 3.

    Add the Pad Thai Paste to the pan and stir-fry for 1 min. Add the noodles (cooked and drained ones from before or fresh noodles, if using) and the Tamarind Sauce and stir well. Add most of the spring onions (keep a few for garnish later) and the bean sprouts and stir to mix. (Tongs really help here). Add the Thai Tomato Sauce and stir fry for 2 more mins.

  • 4.

    Serve the Pad Thai with some crushed peanuts on top along with the rest of your spring onions. Squeeze a lime (if using) over everything.


Pad Thai Reviews

BASED ON 220 reviews

Vickie - Aug 13, 2018

My favourite! Never disappoints x

Leila - Aug 02, 2018

Can't comment as didn't receive this in my box

Charles - Jul 31, 2018

Very nice indeed :)

Hayley - Jul 28, 2018

Nice flavour but missing something not sure what but still really good x x

Iris - Jul 27, 2018

Amazing! No longer reaching for the take away menu on a Friday night. This was quick and easy to make and far tastier than the take away!

Michael - Jul 24, 2018

More flavour pls

Lee - Jul 24, 2018

A little bland to be honest this one, glad I opted for the peanuts and lime it needed it. Good spice level though.

Christine - Jul 23, 2018

Nice, very quick dish.

Susan - Jul 23, 2018

Quick, easy & very tasty

Lois - Jul 21, 2018

Really simple tasty dish

Ian - Jul 12, 2018

Bit plain if I’m honest, skip the peanuts and whack a satay sauce on it

N - Jul 12, 2018

Little bit bland for my taste . Needed a stronger flavour. Only dish I didn’t really rate out of over 20 ones I’ve tried .

Howden - Jul 05, 2018

Could have a bit more spice

Amanda - Jul 03, 2018

Very yum.

Sam - Jun 29, 2018

Not enough flavour

Sue - Jun 28, 2018


Christina - Jun 24, 2018

Awesome. Used chicken instead of prawns and added some extra stir fry veg too was amazing.

Antonia - Jun 21, 2018

Just great

Larisa - Jun 20, 2018

I tried a lot of pad Thai , this one isn’t one of the great ones.

Helen - Jun 14, 2018

Great! And add some cooked shredded chicken to make it even better!

Helen - Jun 14, 2018

Great! And if you add some cooked shredded chicken, it’s even better!

Wendy - Jun 06, 2018


Karen - Jun 04, 2018

Pleasant, but not up to the standards of other dishes

James - May 29, 2018

As good or better than authentIc Pad Thai

Katherine - May 29, 2018

Tasty and very low-cal

Hannah - May 25, 2018

Made this tonight, with chicken rather than prawns (fussy hubby) and it was lovely! Not as spicy as some dishes, but as nice as I’ve had in restaurants and really liked the crunchy bean sprouts! Another one to add to our reorder list...

Simin - May 23, 2018

It was a bit bland.

Sarah - May 23, 2018

This was amazing! Well defo get it again

Anne - May 21, 2018

We loved this it’s now one of our favourite! We wanted to eat more!

Carol - May 15, 2018

Not spicy enough

Jen - May 13, 2018

Sauce needed more flavour

James - May 11, 2018

Added a chickek breast and used jumbo prawns. Excellent flavours. Quite a dry dish so pick sides with dipping sauces etc

David - May 09, 2018

Brilliantly simple but so tasty

Tannya - May 09, 2018

Tasty but the portion was too small. I could have used 50% more food.

Katie - Apr 25, 2018


Vickie - Apr 25, 2018

Really good! Nearly as good as a restaurant bought one xxx

emma - Apr 23, 2018


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Lydia - Apr 22, 2018

Yum!!! All the way!!

Becky - Apr 18, 2018

Bit bland and not enough sauce

Katie - Apr 17, 2018

Not as authentic as some other Simply Cook recipes.

Nathan - Apr 15, 2018

I don’t eat sea food but cooked it for the misses and she loved it

Katie - Apr 13, 2018


Kiara - Apr 08, 2018

I've cooked this twice now, and I definitely recommend using raw prawns instead of fresh (when I used fresh they ended up overcooked), using ribbon noodles instead of rice noodles and adding a few chestnut mushrooms. Definitely don't forget the crushed peanuts either; they really make the dish. Super nice with a bit of fresh coriander on top and a squirt of fresh lime too! Takes me right back to Thailand.

Steven - Apr 07, 2018

Very nice but not my favourite taste

Elisabeth - Apr 01, 2018

It was amazing! Definitely want to do this one again.

Claire - Mar 29, 2018

Swapped the prawns for chicken as hubby doesn’t eat fish. delicious- just enough heat to make it tasty

Kirsty - Mar 27, 2018

We used 2 eggs and chicken instead of prawns. It was so tasty. It needed a squeeze of lime to liven it up a bit.

Karan - Mar 25, 2018

I used chicken instead of prawns and cashew instead of peanuts because that’s what I had in. It was delicious. Would certainly buy again

Karen - Mar 24, 2018

Bit bland.


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