Our Pad See Ew is a homemade version of the popular Thai takeout dish. A simple and delicious stir-fried noodle dish with delicious marinated pork and crisp Chinese broccoli. This fast and easy dish one of our go-to, busy weeknight dinners.
Fill a pot with water, place over high heat and bring to a boil. Add noodles and boil according to packaged directions until noodles are soft. Drain and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
Combine all sauce ingredients and whisk together.
Combine all pork ingredients and stir together until pork is evenly coated. Set aside and allow pork to marinate, about 10 minutes.
Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add pork and sear for 1 to 2 minutes on each side.
Transfer pork pieces to a plate and set aside.
Add 1 tablespoon oil to skillet, pour in beaten eggs and scramble until eggs have just cooked through, 2 minutes.
Transfer eggs to plate with pork. Set aside.
Add remaining oil to skillet and sauté broccoli stems, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and white pepper.
Add pork and continue to cook for an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
Add broccoli leaves and noodles and toss together.
Pour sauce over noodle mixture and toss together until everything is well coated. Raise to high heat and continue to cook, constantly stirring/tossing, to caramelize the noodles, about 2 minutes.
Gently fold egg into the skillet.
Top with sliced green onions and serve.
What is Dark Soy Sauce?
Dark soy sauce is darker, thicker and slightly sweet compared to regular soy sauce, from the addition of molasses. It not only adds a sweet, rich flavor to dishes but is also used to color a dish like fried rice or stir-fried noodles.
It can be found at some asian grocery stores (such as Chinese, Thai and some Korean), some specialty markets and online.
We use pork in our pad see ew, but it can easily be swapped out for thinly sliced beef (flank or sirloin both work great), thinly sliced chicken breast, large shrimp, or cubes of firm tofu, for a vegetarian option.
If you can't find Chinese broccoli you can substitute it with broccolini or bite sized broccoli florets.
If you aren't able to find dark soy sauce you can replace it with more regular soy sauce (and an extra pinch of sugar), but the pad see ew noodles won't darken as much.
Tips and Tricks for Pad See Ew Success
Turning the heat to high when the noodles and sauce are added to the pan is important so the noodles can caramelize and get that classic chargrilled flavor.
It's also important to keep the pad see ew moving when the heat is turned up so nothing burns.
Although dry rice noodles are easier to find and work great in this recipe, if you're able to find fresh or fresh frozen, we highly recommend using them here. Fresh noodles will have a slightly better texture as well as absorb the sauce better.