Prepare vegetables and tofu. Combine sauce ingredients in a separate bowl.
Get a wok under high heat and add in your ingredients. First with the gai lan stems, eggplant, and tofu. Scrabble in an egg. Then, add the sauce, noodles, and gai lan leaves.
Fold everything together.
Top with Thai basil and peanuts. Enjoy!
Vegetarian Pad See Ew (Thai Stir Fry Noodles)
Active time: 25 min Total time: 25 min Servings: 2
- 150g (dry) rice stick noodles
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tsp light soy sauce
- 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 2 tsp white vinegar
- 2 tsp sugar
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 200 g of firm tofu, cut into 3 inch cubes - cubes will breakdown as it is cooked (or other protein such as beef or chicken)
- 1 large egg
- 3 cups (packed) Gai Lan (Chinese broccoli), leaves chopped and stems sliced thinly
- 11/2 cups Chinese Eggplant, sliced lengthwise and then quartered or in half rounds depending on size of the eggplant.
- Optional for topping: 2 tbsp sliced Thai Basil and 2 tbsp crushed peanuts
- Soak noodles in boiling water in a separate bowl or per package instructions while you prepare the other ingredients. Drain water after noodles are ready.
- Meanwhile, combine oyster sauce, soy sauces, vinegar, and water in a separate bowl.
- Using a wok, heat at high heat. Add oil and garlic straight into the wok. Using tongs, stir in the wok until garlic begins to slightly brown.
- Add the tofu, gai lan stems, and eggplant. Stir fry until stems begin to soften, about 3 minutes.
- Make a well in the wok to one side and crack an egg in it and begin to scramble it.
- Add the noodles, gai lan leaves, and the sauce. Carefully fold the ingredients until all ingredients are covered in sauce. Continue to cook until leaves begin to wilt, about 5 minutes.
- Top with crushed peanuts and thai basil, if you would like. Serve immediately.
- This recipe was inspired and adapted slightly from Nagi from RecipeTin Eats. Find the original recipe here.
- Substitutions were made to quantity amounts and the inclusion of eggplant, tofu, basil, and peanuts.
- Gai lan can be replaced by almost any other Asian leafy green or even regular broccoli.