Vui Hunt's Shrimp Pad Thai

You can find tamarind concentrate in ethnic markets around town. Try International Market in Belmont or K&S World Market on Charlotte Pike. 

May 30, 2017


To prepare sauce,  combine all ingredients in a jar. Shake well to combine. Chill. 

To prepare pad thai, heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or stir-fry pan, add minced green onions and garlic, saute 30 seconds. Add shrimp, saute 1 minute. Add eggs, stir and cook 1 minute. Combine, shrimp mixture, reserved sauce, bean sprouts, thick rice noodles (soaked in warm water for 1-2 minutes, drain and rinse), crushed peanuts. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve with lime. Serves 4.




  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup grated palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1/4 cup +1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup tamarind concentrate
  • 1/2 cup warm water
Pad Thai
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 6 large shrimp
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 4 ounces thick cut rice noodles
  • 1/4 cup crushed peanuts
  • chopped cilantro
  • lime wedge
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