LAY HO MA everyone! Probably one of the most popular dishes ever is the delicious Pad Thai. The secret to this dish is that the sauce needs to be sweet, sour, salty and the noodles need to be cooked just right. Join me in this episode and learn how to make an easy restaurant quality vegan Pad Thai right at home.

1/2lb extra firm tofu
1 portion rice noodles (use a medium thin one as for pho)
1 cup broccoli
1/2 cup carrot
1 shallot
1/2 cup Chinese chives
drizzle of olive oil
2 tbsp cane sugar
2 tbsp tamarind paste
2 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp soy sauce
1 cup water
1 handful bean sprouts
2 tbsp peanuts
1 lime wedge

1. Pre-heat your oven to 375F
2. Dry your tofu with a paper towel. Slice the tofu into flat stripes, line them onto a baking tray with parchment paper, and bake in the oven for 25min
3. Pre-soak the noodles in room temperature water for 15min
4. Prep the broccoli into bite sized pieces. Prep the carrot into sticks. Chop the shallot. Chop the Chinese chives into about 1.5 inch pieces
5. Set the tofu aside when finished
6. Heat up a sauté pan on medium high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil
7. Sauté the shallot for 2min. Add the veggies and sauté for 2min. Add the tofu and sauté for 1min. Set the veggies aside
8. Turn the heat down to medium. Add the cane sugar, tamarind paste, lime juice, soy sauce, and water
9. Stir to dissolve the tamarind paste
10. Add the chives, veggies, and noodles
11. Stir the noodles into the sauce for 3-5min
12. Add the bean sprouts, turn off the heat, and give it a quick stir
13. Plate the Pad Thai. Top with peanuts and serve with a fresh lime wedge

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