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Spicy Thai Stir-Fried Drunken Noodles : Pad Kee Mao

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Ironman ArizonaNovember 16th, 2014
The big day is here.

We love Pad Kee Mao. Today I am off to the Asian market to get the right ingredients, and finally make this delicious treat for dinner. My husband and I would eat Thai every night if we could.

The High Heel Gourmet

Pad Kee Mao Drunken Noodles

Well…this summer I’m filling requests. This is another one that I have been waiting for just one ingredient for many months and just got now. The dish is called Guay Tiew Pad Kee Mao, or “Drunken Noodles” (Guay Tiew = noodles, Pad = stir-fry, Kee Mao = drunkard. This dish should have been called “Drunkard’s Noodles” for a more accurate translation), long, wide rice noodles stir-fried with meat, eggs, some vegetables, holy basil (what I’ve been waiting for) and chilies.

There is no alcohol in the ingredients, so why “drunken”?

Well, you have to understand the different drinking habits of the typical drunkard in Thailand. At least to be able to drink comfortably while you’re visiting the country, you know. The Thais do not drink before meals like Westerners. They drink as a meal…oops…too much information too soon. Let’s try again. They have a meal while they’re drinking, or at least…

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