Marion's Thailand

Try this delicious traditional recipe thanks to Marion Grasby from Marion's Thailand.


  • 100g dried rice noodles

  • 100g tamarind pods

  • 4 tsp sugar

  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce

  • 2 tsp red shrimp paste in oil*

  • 100g peeled prawns

  • 1 Tbsp roughly chopped dried shrimp 

  • 50g firm tofu, sliced into small batons

  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 eschallot, sliced

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup garlic chives, cut into 2cm batons

  • juice of 1 lime

  • 1 Tbsp crushed roasted peanuts

  • dried chilli flakes and lime wedges to serve


  • 1.

    Soak dried noodles in water for about 30 minutes or until softened (similar to al dente pasta). Thai rice noodles are generally a little fresher and only need soaking in tepid water but if using store-bought dried noodles, use boiling water if you want to speed up the process.

  • 2.

    To make tamarind pulp, squeeze tamarind in 1 cup water. Remove stalks and seeds from pulp.

  • 3.

    Heat ½ cup tamarind pulp, sugar, fish sauce and shrimp paste over a medium heat for about a minute to dissolve sugar.

  • 4.

    Heat oil in a wok over high heat. Add prawns and eschallots and stir-fry for 1 minute. Add softened noodles and stir-fry. Add ¼ cup pad Thai sauce and stir-fry. Toss through tofu and dried shrimp. Move everything over to one side of the wok and crack the egg into the empty side. Let it set for 30 seconds then toss through the noodles. Toss through garlic chives and lime juice. Pile onto a plate and sprinkle over peanuts. Serve with dried chilli flakes and lime wedges.

  • 5.

    *Shrimp paste in oil is available from Asian grocers. It comes in a jar and looks quite red. Don’t get it confused with gapi (the dark brown shrimp paste).

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 622kj
  • Fat Total 22g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 22g
  • Carbohydrate 89g
  • Sugar 30g
  • Sodium 1896mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Michael1600Report
You say to add dried shrimp in the method, but there is no dried shrimp in the ingredient list. How much dried shrimp should be used?.
Posted by Wendy331Report
Could I use chicken instead of tofu?
Posted by Tammy8Report
Can I use tamarind paste instead of tamarind pods? If so, how much? :) thanks