Healthy Vegan Pad See Ew

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This Vegan Pad See Ew dish is made with rice noodles, healthy veggies, soy and oyster sauce, tofu chunks, and loaded with incredible spices! So there’s truly nothing “ew” about it 😉 Even better, this dish is easy to make and ready in just about half an hour!

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Vegan Pad See Ew
Vegan Pad See Ew

Vegan Pad See Ew

This Vegan Pad See Ew is a traditional Thai noodle dish, made with rich flavours and healthy ingredients!

You all know by now that I love Thai food. Most of my cooking revolves around rich flavours and spices, and that is because I travelled a lot in my 20s around the world, eating lots of delicious meals like this dish. But instead of waiting to get my plane tickets booked to have another dish, I do a lot of my dishes at home inspired by my travels around the world.

This Thai-noodle dish is one of my favourite noodle dishes because it is a really simple and easy dinner recipe. It only takes around half an hour to recreate and genuinely tastes like the classic Thai dishes you would get abroad.
For this dish, all you need is a block of tofu, rice noodles, lots of sauces, veggies and spices, and then you’ll have a Deja-vú experience of being abroad again.

So with no further explanation, let’s cook! Remember to share it and tag me to share you on either:

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What is Pad See Ew?

Pad See Ew is commonly known as a stir-fry noodle dish from Thailand. You’ll often be able to get this dish as street food when walking around the streets of Thailand. The meaning of the dish’s name is “Pad See: Stir-fry”, and “Ew: Soy sauce”. The dish is very nutritious, high in protein from the tofu, and will boost your immune system from all the spices and vegetables combined in the dish.

What does Pad See Ew taste like?

Pad See Ew holds rich flavours and combines sweet, sour, salty, and sometimes spicy flavours. The noodles should be soaked in the flavours of dark and light soy sauce and go incredibly well with the different textures of the soft noodles, crunchy broccoli, soft-crispy tofu, and saucy combination.

Ingredients For Vegan Pad See Ew Dish

  • Garlic
  • Carrot
  • Sugar snap peas
  • Broccoli
  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Spring onion
  • Vegetable oil
 
Vegan Pad See Ew
Vegan Pad See Ew

What is in Pad See Ew sauce?

Pad See Ew would be nothing without the incredible sauce it is covered in. The sauce combines numerous sauces that make it into the unique salty, sweet and savoury flavours that all stem from both light and dark soy sauce, vegan oyster sauce, rice wine vinegar and light brown sugar. So make sure you have those five ingredients, as it will make the most significant difference for this dinner dish.

Vegan Pad See Ew
Vegan Pad See Ew

Instructions For Vegan Pad See Ew

Mix the dark soy, vegan oyster sauce, light soy, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, and water in a bowl. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. 

Roughly break the tofu into lives with your hands. It doesn’t have to be neat, as the jagged edges will crisp up nicely later. Now add the tofu to the sauce and let it marinate for as long as possible. At least 20 minutes, but the longer, the better. 

You can now prep all the vegetables whilst the tofu marinades. 

Add the oil to a hot wok and add the tofu, do not pour in the sauce as you need to keep this for later. Cook the tofu until you get each piece well caramelised. Once cooked, remove onto some kitchen paper to drain, then put aside for later. 

Cook the rice noodles as suggested by the packet and then add them to some I’ve water until you need them. This will stop them from overcooking. 

Add all vegetables to the wok and fry for a few minutes, then add the garlic and cook for another minute. 

Add the rice noodles and the sauce to the wok. Cook until the sauce looks thick & glossy, and stick to the noodles. 

Finally, add the tofu back in, followed by the spring onions. Serve immediately!

How To Store Any Leftovers From This Recipe

This dish is best served straight away. But can also use for left-over lunch and will keep fresh in the fridge for a couple of days.

Why I Love This Recipe 

  • Traditional Thai dish!
  • High protein!
  • Rich flavours!
  • Tasty dinner idea!
  • Healthy, savoury & delicious!

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I did creating, eating and sharing it.

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Healthy Vegan Pad See Ew

This Vegan Pad See Ew dish is made with rice noodles, healthy veggies, soy and oyster sauce, tofu chunks, and loaded with incredible spices! So there's truly nothing "ew" about it 😉 Even better, this dish is easy to make and ready in just about half an hour!
5 from 1 vote
Author Vegan Boards
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings: 3 people
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Thai

Equipment

  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 wok
  • Kitchen paper

Ingredients

  • 1 block firm tofu (I always use Tofoo co. As no need to press). Make sure you press yours overnight if needed. 
  • 400 gram fresh wide flat rice noodles (called ‘Ho Fun’ which you can get from a Chinese Supermarket. If you can’t get these then regular rice noodles from supermarket will be fine. 
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp vegan oyster sauce (I used mushroom stir fry sauce again from Chinese supermarket, you can also get it online) 
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp light brown sugar (any sugar will work)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 large carrot (thinly sliced)
  • 1 handful sugar snap peas (halved)
  • 1 handful tender stem broccoli (chopped into pieces) 
  • Shiitake mushrooms sliced (any other mushrooms will work too)
  • 1 spring onion (finely sliced for garnish)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  • Mix the dark soy, vegan oyster sauce, light soy, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, and water in a bowl. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. 
  • Roughly break the tofu into lives with your hands. It doesn’t have to be neat, as the jagged edges will crisp up nicely later. Now add the tofu to the sauce and let it marinate for as long as possible. At least 20 minutes, but the longer, the better. 
  • You can now prep all the vegetables whilst the tofu marinades. 
  • Add the oil to a hot wok and add the tofu, do not pour in the sauce as you need to keep this for later. Cook the tofu until you get each piece well caramelised. Once cooked, remove onto some kitchen paper to drain, then put aside for later. 
  • Cook the rice noodles as suggested by the packet and then add them to some I’ve water until you need them. This will stop them from overcooking. 
  • Add all vegetables to the wok and fry for a few minutes, then add the garlic and cook for another minute. 
  • Add the rice noodles and the sauce to the wok. Cook until the sauce looks thick & glossy, and stick to the noodles. 
  • Finally, add the tofu back in, followed by the spring onions. Serve immediately!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Vegan Pad See Ew
Amount per Serving
Calories
258
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
19
g
29
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Sodium
 
248
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
109
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
9
g
3
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
13
g
26
%
Vitamin A
 
4053
IU
81
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
183
mg
18
%
Iron
 
2
mg
11
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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