Category Archives: Thai Pavilion

#1544: Thai Pavilion Pad Thai Instant Rice Noodles & Sauce

I believe my wife got me this one for Christmas last year – thanks sweetie! What’s so nice about instant noodles is that they have such a long shelf life, and so they can sit in my noodle hamper for a while before I have to get to them. Anyways, here’s one that sounds good today – Thai Pavilion Pad Thai. This one is made in Thailand but made for the US market. Let’s check it out!

 Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Looks to be meat free but check for yourself. To prepare, take everything out of the box and empty noodles into the box. Add boiling water to cover the noodles and put the lid back on tightly for 5 minutes. Drain off water and add in contents of the sachets and stir well. Enjoy!

An included fork!

The seasoning sachet.

Has a sweet peanut scent.

An oil sachet.

Shallot oil.


Finished (click image to enlarge). Added mung bean sprout, coriander and roast beef that were sauteed together. The noodles are broad and flat. I steeped them using the boiling water method and they could have used a minute or so longer. The flavoring was a bit off; they have the peanut hit, but then there’s this acidic and strange sweetness that both work against authenticity and my enjoyment. 1.5 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 734492823006.

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#1242: Thai Pavilion Garlic Chili Instant Rice Noodles & Sauce

Here’s one my wife got for me at a drug store a while back. It’s made in Thailand but for sale in the USA. Let’s check it out!

Here’s the back of the package (click image to enlarge). Markings on the cardboard outer package indicate gluten free and vegan. To prepare, put the noodle in the tray. Add enough water to submerge them and microwave for 3 or 4 minutes – until they’re soft. Put cover back on and use the drain spout in the corner to drain. Take off the lid and add the contents of the sachets and stir. Finished!

Here’s what’s under the cardboard outer.

An included fork!

Rice stick noodles.

Dry seasoning sachet.

Has a garlic note to the scent.

The oil sachet.

Looks like chili oil to me.

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added shrimp I marinated in some hot sauce, lime and Fresno chilli pepper. The noodles are pretty good – rice stick that’s just chewy enough and come out just right. The flavor is great – a light garlic and chili flavor and a nice saucy coating on everything. Good stuff. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.UPC bar code 734492823037.

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#1117: Thai Pavilion Spicy Pad Thai Instant Rice Noodles & Sauce

My wife mentioned she saw this brand at her work and I was curious, so she brought a couple varieties home! Thanks, Kit! I’ve never heard of this brand before. It’s an interesting one as it’s made in Thailand but set up for sale in the United States. Let’s check it out!

The side and back panels (click image to enlarge). Says it’s all natural, gluten free and vegan. Contains peanuts and soy.

After you remove the cardboard outer packaging, this is what you find underneath.

An included fork!

Rice stick noodles.

The dry powder packet.

Has a nice peanut scent.

Shallot oil!

Finished (click image to enlarge). Added red bell pepper, green onion, Vidalia sweet onion and beef. The noodles are your typical rice stick – they come out nicely after sitting is hot water for five minutes. The flavor is really great – spicy and rich with peanut, sweetness and other flavors going on. As far as instant pad thai goes, this is top notch. 4.25 out of 5.0 stars UPC bar code 734492823013.

Here’s a vendor at the Pattaya Floating Market in Thailand making pad thai.