"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.

    Cook the noodles

    For dried noodles, boil the noodles for 8 mins over a medium heat until tender, but still a little chewy. Then drain in a sieve and rinse under cold water. For fresh noodles, save them to add in at Step 3. 

  • 2.

    Fry the prawns

    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 set a little bit then break the yolk and stir fry the egg. Then mix with the prawns. 

  • 3.

    Add the Thai flavours

    Add the PAD THAI PASTE to the pan and fry for 1 min.

    Add the noodles (cooked 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 PASTE and stir fry for 2 more mins. 

  • 4.


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


Pad Thai Reviews

BASED ON 3061 reviews

Catherine - Jun 16, 2019

So fast! Tasty and filling

Clare - Jun 15, 2019

This is by far our favourite Pad Thai, well balanced, tastes amazing. A family favourite now.

Jane - Jun 15, 2019

Tasty but a bit dry.

Gill - Jun 13, 2019

A friend had this and said they liked it.

Monika - Jun 10, 2019

Loved it.

Abigail - Jun 08, 2019

Leave out the peanuts - not needed

Sophie - Jun 06, 2019


Andrew - Jun 05, 2019

This was the first SimplyCook recipe that neither of us enjoyed at all. We didn't like the smell of the spices. Didn't like the taste or the extremely dry texture. We much prefer lashings of tasty sauce. Not a recipe that we will buy and cook again .

Claire - Jun 05, 2019

Twice I have had this and cooked it wrong and made to many noodles. ???????

Nina - Jun 04, 2019

It was ok but not much flavour if I’m honest

Nina - Jun 04, 2019

It was ok but not much flavour if I’m honest

Rob - Jun 04, 2019

Nice flavour but very dry

Sophie - Jun 04, 2019

Lush ????

Daniel - Jun 04, 2019

Wow. So tasty

Daniela - Jun 03, 2019

Super easy to cook and better than in most restaurants

Jason - Jun 01, 2019

Ok added some chicken

Ben - May 31, 2019

Good but not the best

Annette - May 29, 2019

Ok, not particularly tasty.

Lyndon - May 29, 2019


Claire - May 28, 2019

Second time I have cooked this. Still love it. Easy to cook and tastes lovely.

karen - May 28, 2019

Enjoyed this dish, will be adding agin

Karen - May 27, 2019

Very disappointed with this. Not a lot of flavour. Will not be getting this one again.

Isobel - May 23, 2019

Really delicious

Amy - May 22, 2019

Really enjoyed. Added chicken thighs too

Sophie - May 22, 2019

No flavour at all. Really disappointed

Georgie - May 20, 2019

Would have liked more sauce

Sarah - May 19, 2019

Definitely a 4.5 but rounded up due to the fact the overall rating of this dish is only 4.1...it's much better than that! So easy and tasty!

Devina - May 18, 2019

It was beautiful

Margerie - May 18, 2019

A bit on the dry side and not much flavour

Elizabeth - May 17, 2019

We added garlic and chilli flakes - ok but nothing special

Jemma - May 16, 2019

Not bad!

SUSAN - May 16, 2019

Very tasty, would put more prawns in it next time. A nice light meal and very quick.

Lisa - May 16, 2019

Not much taste at all, also didn't suggest adding peanuts - the main flavour of the dish

Helen - May 16, 2019

Love this. Quick easy tasty - always add extra veg for healthier plate. A regular for us

David - May 15, 2019


Sianna - May 15, 2019

Really tasty, we added more veg and can easily feed 3 people

Laura - May 14, 2019

Quite a vinegary taste & very dry

Stewart - May 13, 2019

Soooooooo good yum yum

Emma - May 13, 2019

Very dry and bland. Definately won't be ordering again

Emily - May 12, 2019

Ok, a little bland.

claire - May 11, 2019

I was a bit worried about this one given the many poor reviews, however I absolutely loved it. I added chilli for myself for some extra heat but it was so easy, quick and inexpensive I’ll definitely be ordering more.

Pennie - May 10, 2019

Favourite to date! Loved it!

Sue - May 10, 2019

Lovely and very easy to preparel

Hilary - May 09, 2019

Half of the noodles is enough for 2 servings.

John - May 08, 2019

Pretty good. Not too sweet.

Caroline - May 07, 2019

A little disappointingly dry,for our tastes o

Nick - May 07, 2019

Not much flavour

Jamie - May 07, 2019

This was good. It wouldn’t call it restaurant quality, but it was far better than anything I could have done on my own.

Clare - May 07, 2019

Sensational! So tasty & easy, I added some chicken too. Very fresh & light supper, the peanuts & lime finish it off nicely! I will definitely order this one again.

Teresa - May 07, 2019

Nice very tasty.


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