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thai drunken noodles

Thai Drunken Noodles (Pad Kee Mao) (30-min. Recipe)

Thai Drunken Noodles aka Pad Kee Mao. Savoury, flavourful noodles with a hint of spice and a wonderful taste of basil. Perfect for dinner or lunch. Ready in 30 minutes.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine thai
Servings 2 large-servings
Calories 1560 kcal


Non stick wok
Measuring Cups and Spoon Set


  • 400 grams rice noodles dried kind soaked in hot boiling water
  • 1 cup pork belly chopped
  • 3 tbsp red chili finely chopped
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup water

Noodle sauce:

  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil


  • In a small bowl, mix your noodle sauce together.
  • In a large bowl with warm-hot water, soak your dry rice noodles until loosened for about 5 minutes. Strain in a colander.
  • In a hot non-stick pan set over medium high heat, add avocado oil. Then add in garlic and chillies. Sauteed until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add in pork belly and cook until ¾ of the way cooked.
  • Throw in your noodles, noodle sauce, and water. Cook until noodles are fully loosened and soft and chewy (about 7-10 minutes).
  • Lastly throw in your basil and give it a good mix. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Calories: 1560kcalCarbohydrates: 182gProtein: 22gFat: 80gSaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 3568mgPotassium: 523mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 862IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 3mg
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