Pad See Ew Noodles is made with Thai rice noodles with chicken, Chinese broccoli, and a sweet and savory sauce. This homemade recipe rivals your favorite Thai restaurant! 

This Pad See Ew recipe serves six and costs about $15.55 to make. That’s just $2.60 per serving. This is far cheaper than any Thai takeout!

If you love Thai food, you need to check out my Pad Thai Fried Rice, Pad Gra Prow, and Chicken in Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Pad See Ew Noodles recipe in a white serving bowl.

Pad See Ew Noodles

There is a tiny hole in the wall Thai restaurant right by my parents’ house that I love to get takeout from. These are my favorite kinds of restaurants. However, unfortunately, I cannot eat takeout food every day. (gross!) Enter this Pad See Ew Recipe. 

This a popular Thailand street food dish. Why wouldn’t it be popular? I get it. Pad See Ew is a delicious meal. You can now make this popular dish at home and not have to get takeout!

The dish comes together pretty quickly, and it is very family-friendly because it is not overly spicy. This dish is made with wide rice noodles covered in a savory homemade sauce that is just the right salty flavor with a slightly sweet taste.

The rich sauce covering the broccoli and the noodles make the perfect comfort meal any night of the week.

The finished pad see ew noodles in a white bowl.

What does pad see ew taste like?

Pad See Ew, which translates to “stir-fried soy sauce noodles,” is a popular Thai street dish. It is made by cooking extra thick rice noodles and then covering the noodles in a delicious sauce. The sauce is rich in savory flavor with a slightly sweet taste. 

What is pad see ew made from?

It’s made with rice noodles, eggs, chicken, and broccoli. The sauce is key in this recipe, consisting of oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, dark corn syrup, fish sauce, and white vinegar. 

What is the difference between Pad Thai and Pad See Ew?

Pad Thai is known for having a more spicy and nuttier taste than Pad See Ew. Pad See Ew, while having similar ingredients, does have a sweeter tasting sauce. 

How to make Pad See Ew:

STEP ONE: First, in a large bowl, add chicken pieces and coat them in baking soda. Then cover and let the chicken sit at room temperature for fifteen minutes. 

STEP TWO: Next, make the noodles. Then coat them with one Tablespoon of vegetable oil after placing them back into the bowl once you have drained the water. 

STEP THREE: Cook the chicken and the beaten eggs. Place the chicken and egg mixture in another bowl. Then cook the broccoli and add it to the chicken and egg mixture.

STEP FOUR: Next, cook the sauce and noodles in groups before adding them to the chicken and egg mixture. 

STEP FIVE: Finally, on the last set of noodles and sauce, add all ingredients to the pan and cook for an additional two-three minutes.

A picture collage of how to make pad see ew noodles.

Cook’s Tools:

  • mixing bowls
  • deep wide skillet
  • wooden spoon

How much will this Pad See Ew Noodles recipe cost to make: 

RECIPE COST: $15.55

PER SERVING COST: $2.60

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have.

  • 1 ½ pounds chicken breasts – $2.99
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda – $0.02
  • 12 ounces rice noodles – $2.73
  • 3 ½ Tablespoons vegetable oil – $0.10
  • 4 large garlic cloves – $0.02
  • 4 large eggs – $0.40
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar – $0.09
  • ⅓ cup oyster sauce – $3.09
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons soy sauce – $0.01
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon white vinegar – $0.02
  • 2 teaspoons dark corn syrup – $0.06
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fish sauce – $0.29
  • 14 ounces broccoli – $5.46

An overhead picture of the finished pad see ew.

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A close up of pad see ew noodles in a white bowl.
5 from 7 votes

Chicken Pad See Ew

Recipe Cost $ 15.55
Serving Cost $ 2.60
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
6 people
Pad See Ew is Thai rice noodles with chicken, Chinese broccoli, and a sweet and savory sauce. This homemade recipe rivals your favorite Thai restaurant!

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • deep, wide nonstick pan
  • wooden spoon

Ingredients
 
 

FOR THE STIR-FRY:

  • 1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 12 ounces rice noodles ¼-inch wide
  • 3 ½ Tablespoons vegetable oil divided
  • 4 large garlic cloves minced
  • 4 large eggs beaten

SAUCE:

  • 3 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • cup oyster sauce
  • 2 ½ Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dark corn syrup
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fish sauce
  • 14 ounces Chinese broccoli or broccolini florets cut into 1-inch pieces, stalks cut on the bias into 1/2-inch pieces (7 cups)

Instructions

PREP CHICKEN:

  • In a large bowl add chicken pieces and coat it in baking soda. Cover and let the chicken sit at room temperature for 15 minutes. Then, rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels.

PREP NOODLES:

  • While the chicken sits at room temperature, In another large bowl add noodles and pour 9 cups of boiling water over the noodles. Let the noodles soak until just tender, about 8-9 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain the noodles and rinse with water. Place the noodles back into the bowl and coat the noodles with 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil.

MAKE SAUCE:

  • In a measuring cup or small bowl whisk together brown sugar, oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, corn syrup, and fish sauce; set aside.

COOK STIR-FRY:

  • In a deep, wide, nonstick pan over medium-high heat, heat ½ Tablespoon of oil and garlic. Saute, stirring constantly, until garlic is fragrant and brown in color, about 2 minutes.
  • Add chicken and 3 Tablespoons of the sauce and cook until chicken is browned about 3 minutes. Then flip chicken and cook another 3 minutes until the second side is browned.
  • Pour beaten eggs into chicken and stir constantly while egg cooks, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer chicken and egg mixture to a large bowl.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil to pan and heat for 1 minute. Add in broccoli and 2 Tablespoons of sauce. Saute while stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes, or until broccoli is crisp and browned on some parts. Transfer broccoli to the bowl with chicken and eggs.
  • Add 1 T oil to pan and heat for 1 minute. Add in half ⅓ of noodles and 2 Tablespoons of sauce, and cook, stirring frequently, until noodles are heated through and browned on some parts, about 2 minutes. Transfer noodles to bowl with chicken, eggs, and broccoli, and repeat 2 more times with remaining noodles and sauce. On the last addition of noodles and sauce, also add in the bowl with the chicken, eggs, broccoli, ​and noodles. Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until everything is heated through. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Chinese broccoli might be hard to find. In its place, you can use broccolini. 
  • Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cup | Calories: 555kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 1402mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1371IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 2mg

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12 Comments

  1. Kelly Anthony says:

    This recipe will help me save money and calories from eating the take out version.

  2. Oh yum! I’ve been looking for a tasty Pad See Ew recipe for a while now! This is great!

  3. Agree with the other comment, so much better than greasy takeout! I’m going to try it this weekend but may use beef instead of chicken

  4. Pam Greer says:

    I love Thai food and I am always looking for recipes that I can make at home! This is so easy and so good!

  5. EA The Spicy RD says:

    Huge fan of Pad See Ew here! Your recipe looks amazing! I hadn’t heard of Pad Kee Mao before. Now I want to make that too!

    1. So glad this post came in handy for you.

  6. Marie-Charlotte Chatelain says:

    Can you ever have enough Asian Stir-Fry recipes? Not in my book! This one is perfect for when those cravings for sweet and salty hit – and they will! They always do, right?

    1. Oh yeas, those cravings always hit! Enjoy!

  7. Krissy Allori says:

    Yum! This looks so good! I can’t wait to try it.

  8. Cookilicious says:

    That looks yumm..planning to make this tonite!

  9. I love Pad See Ew but usually have it with shrimp.