“For a classic taste of Thailand try this deliciously piquant recipe for stir-fried rice noodles with fresh shrimp.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Soak the noodles in hot water for 1-2 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  2. Peel and de-vein the shrimp, leaving the tail end and the head still on.
  3. Combine the tamarind, fish sauce and palm sugar in a bowl.
  4. Heat 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok. Add in the garlic, stir-frying for 1 minute, then add in the shrimp and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Add in the remaining oil and mix in the beaten egg. Fry for a few seconds.
  6. Add in the soaked noodles and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  7. Add in the tamarind mixture, 1½ tablespoons of roasted peanuts, chili flakes and dried shrimp and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add in hahlf of the bean sprouts, two-thirds of the chopped scallions and the Chinese leaves and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  9. Transfer the noodles to a serving plate and sprinkle with the remaining bean sprouts and scallions. Garnish with the red chili and cilantro and serve at once with the lime wedge.

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