What to eat this weekend: comforting Thai noodles


What do you get when you mix spice, umami flavour and fragrant herbs? These moreish drunken noodles, courtesy of Rosa’s Thai in Glasgow. Perfect for a rainy weekend evening — with a side of whisky for good measure

Drunken Flat Noodles (Sen Yai Pad Khee Mao) by Saiphin Moore

Serves 2

  • 2 red bird’s eyes chillies
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 150g of fresh flat rice noodles
  • 125g firm tofu, cut into large chunks
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 30g green beans, cut into 2.5cm (1 inch pieces)
  • 30g spring greens, shredded
  • 20g baby sweetcorn, quartered lengthways
  • 20g long red chillies, finely sliced
  • 1 handful of holy basil leaves
  1. Using a pestle and mortar, pound together the chillies and garlic to form a rough paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok set over a high heat. Add the garlic and chilli mixture and stir fry for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add the flat noodles to the pan and stir-fry for 1 minute, until soft.
  3. Stir in the tofu, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce and sugar and mix well to combine.
  4. Stir-fry for 30 seconds, then add the green beans, sweetcorn, sliced chillies and holy basil to the wok. Stir-fry for about 2 minutes, until the vegetables are just cooked through. Remove from the heat and serve immediately.
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