I didn't realize that authentic pad thai is actually quite boring without all the fixin's we add in. The flavor of the sauce is spot on, but I had to make a trip to the Asian store in town to find tamarind. My though to make it more of a complete meal rather than just noodles, peanuts, eggs and chicken, is to stirfry some veggies (I used pea shoots from the Asian store, but bok choy, spinach or something that really cooks down works) and other meats (shrimp or pork) ahead of time and add them to your dish. Will make again (hey I have a bunch of tamarind paste to use up!) with more veggies.
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I didn't realize that authentic pad thai is actually quite boring without all the fixin's we...