October 10, 2018

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour – Thailand

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour - Thailand

Alright here we have a variety that’s been one of my favorites – and it translates to Drunken Noodles! Here’s a little something about it from Wikipedia –

Drunken noodles (or pad kee mao, less frequently pad ki mao or pad kimao /ˌpæd k ˈm/;[1] Thaiผัดขี้เมาRTGSphat khi mao [pʰàt kʰîː māw]Laoຜັດຂີ້ເມົາ) is a stir fried noodle dish very similar to phat si-io, but with a slightly different flavor profile. In Thai, khi mao means drunkard. It is normally made with broad rice noodlessoy saucefish sauce, oyster sauce, garlicmeatseafood,[2] chilifresh black pepper pods and holy basil, which give rise to its distinctive spiciness. “Drunken fried rice” or khao phat khi mao is a similar dish.

Several theories exist on the naming of this dish. One states its origins stem from the use of rice wine in preparing this dish, but no alcohol is added in any of the original Thai recipes. Another supposes that it was devised by someone who came home drunk and made something to eat with available ingredients. Another slight variation describes using what remained in their fridge to cook a side dish for their alcohol drinking. In that vein, a more apt name might be “drunkard’s noodles.”[3]

Sounds good – let’s give it a try!

Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour – Thailand

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour - Thailand

Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Unsure whether it contains meat – but probably seafood. To prepare, add 400ml boiling water to a bowl along with the noodles and cover for 3 minutes. Drain. add in sachet contents. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour - Thailand

The noodle block.

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour - Thailand

A dry sachet.

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour - Thailand

A flecked powder.

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour - Thailand

A liquid sachet.

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour - Thailand

Definitely a basil scent here.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added fishcake, shrimp carved squid, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts and spring onion. The noodles hydrated well in three minutes. They had a very spingy and fluffy way to them. They are thinner than many I’ve had and worked well with the flavor which was a seafood and spicy kind of hit with basil as well. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250000761.

#2986: Yum Yum Instant Dried Noodles Pad Kee Mao Flavour - Thailand

Yum Yum, Instant Flat Shaped Noodles, Suki Flavour, net weight 55 g (Pack of 6 pieces) / Beststore by KK8

Watch me cook this one up!