So for this Meet The Manufacturer, things are a little different. Nona Lim makes noodles and broths, so you can mix and match them. First, we’ll start with these Pad See Ew Rice Noodles. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Pad See Ew –
The name of the dish translates to “fried (with) soy sauce” and it is very similar to the char kway teow of Singapore and Malaysia. Phat si-io is normally stir fried dry while another similar dish, rat na (in Thai) or lard na (in Laos), is served in a thickened sauce and generally has a lighter taste.
Phat si-io is made with dark soy sauce (si-io dam), light soy sauce (si-io khao), garlic, broad rice noodles called kuaitiao sen yai in Thai (commonly abbreviated to just sen yai meaning “big strip”), Chinese broccoli, egg, and some form of thinly sliced meat — commonly pork, chicken or beef — or shrimp or mixed seafood.
Phat si-io is sometimes also called kuaitiao phat si-io, which reflects the general practice of using flat rice noodle as the main ingredient. However, other types of noodles may also be used.
Today, rather than attempting to make Pad See Ew from scratch, I thought I’d pair these noodles with one of their broth varieties – Vietnamese Pho. Let’s take a look at both of these products.
Nona Lim Pad See Ew Rice Noodles + Spicy Szechuan Broth – United States
Here’s the back of the box (click to enlarge). To prepare, boil noodle in a pot for 1 minute. Drain. Finally, strain and rinse with cold water and enjoy!
Two of these noodle pouches are in each box.
The Spicy Szechuan is another bone broth, made by stewing bones to release their flavor.
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). To prepare, heat in a pot on the stove. Finally, enjoy with some Nona Lim noodles!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, fried onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles are very broad and flat and go pretty well here. The broth has a decent heat to it a rich flavor as well. I like how they did use a little Sichuan peppercorn in there – not a whole lot, but just enough. Since these are two separate products, I give the noodles a 4.25 and the broth a 5.0. UPC bar code for noodles 859792002316. Bar code for broth 859792002538.