Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao)



Ingredients
For the chicken & marinade:

  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 12 ounces sliced chicken thighs or chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the rest of the dish:
  • 8 ounces wide dried rice noodles
  • 1½ teaspoons brown sugar, dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce (Thai soy sauce preferred)
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce
  • pinch of ground white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil (divided)
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 shallots, sliced (about ⅓ cups)
  • 1 scallion, julienned into 3-inch pieces
  • 4 Thai red chili peppers, deseeded and julienned
  • 1 cup loosely packed holy basil or Thai basil
  • 5 to 6 pieces of baby corn, split in half (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Shaoxing wine
Instructions
  1. Work the 2 tablespoons of water into the sliced chicken with your hands until the chicken absorbs the liquid. Add 1 teaspoon soy sauce, 1 teaspoon oil, and 2 teaspoons cornstarch, and mix until the chicken is evenly coated. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Follow the directions on the rice noodle package to prepare your noodles. What we usually do is prepare a stainless steel bowl with hot tap water to soak the noodles for about 15 minutes. Then we just drain them and set aside for cooking.
  3. Stir together the dissolved brown sugar mixture, soy sauces, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and white pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Heat your wok until it’s close to smoking, and spread 2 tablespoons of oil around the perimeter of the wok. Add the chicken and let it sear for 1 minute on each side until it’s about 90% cooked. Remove from the wok and set aside. If the heat was high enough and you seared the meat correctly, your wok should be still clean with nothing sticking to it. If not, you can wash the wok to prevent the rice noodles from sticking.
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