just Moni life

lifestyle blog by Monika Walkowicz

just Moni life

 by Monika Walkowicz


Jun 4, 2020

Pad Thai, my favourite Thai dish


One of my favourite and well known Thai dishes is Pad Thai. I created this dish based on an original Thai recipe I brought with me from Bangkok. It’s the same delicious as the one we had learned to cook there, just a lighter version.

But before I share this recipe with you, let me say a few words about the best Thai cooking school in Bangkok – Siamese Cookery House. It was recommended to me by one of my favourite Polish Travel blogger Filip @glodnyswiata …and OMG it did not disappoint! The cookery lesson, for sure, was our favourite experience from a few days spent in Bangkok last year.

Siamese Cookery House is more than 100 years old cookery school where you can learn to prepare authentic Thai Cuisine. During our cooking class, we also visited the local food market and learned a lot about Thai culture. This was honestly the most fun experience we had while in Bangkok and I would highly recommend visiting cookery school while you plan your trip there.


So here’s how to prepare this delicious Thai dish at home.




Ingredients – make 4 portions:

garlic clove

half red chillies



one shallot

cup of tofu

2-3 chicken breast (or prawns)


bean sprouts

1 tsp of curry powder

1 tbsp of tomato puree

2 tbsp of water

juice of one lime

1 tbsp soy sauce

rice noodles


20g peanuts

spring onions



Chop and prepare all ingredients, as shown in the photo above.

Spray wok or a frying pan with fry light oil then fry garlic, chilli, ginger, lemongrass, shallot until lightly brown.

Add chicken and fry for a few minutes until cooked, then add tofu and cook for another few minutes.

In the meantime cook rice noodles as instructed on the packaging.

Move all cooked ingredients to the side of the pan then crack an egg and scramble it, then mix well together with chicken and tofu.

Add curry powder, tomato puree, water, lime juice and soy sauce to the pan.

Mix well and fry for an additional few minutes.

Then add bean sprouts and rice noodles, mix well.

Garnish with a slice of lime, coriander, spring onions and peanuts.



That’s one of few recipes that I actually prefer to do on a pan, instead of Thermomix. I tried a few Thermomix recipes before, but Pad Thai made the traditional way taste so much better, I have to be honest.

Pad Thai is also a dish I always pick at Wagamama while we eat out. I think I have a kind of sentiment to it, as it reminds me of all the good times we had in Thailand.


Please let me know how you like this recipe in the comments! Your feedback means so much!

If you decide to try any of my recipes please share them on your Instagram tagging @justmonilife #justmonicreations

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I’m a Polish girl living in the UK and I love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! 

I’m by no means a writer or photographer, but I created this little space of the internet to share with you my healthy living tips, delicious food creations, my travels and everything in between.

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