Vegan Pad See Ew

🌱 Craving a tasty and vegan-friendly Pad See Ew? Look no further! Join us in the kitchen as we whip up a simple yet scrumptious Vegan Pad See Ew with Tofu. This quick recipe is perfect for satisfying your Thai noodle cravings without compromising on flavor

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Vegan Pad See Ew

Does it actually taste like Pad See Ew?

Oh, you bet! I’ve put this recipe through the wringer more times than I can count, and even non-vegans give it two thumbs up every time! The secret sauce, quite literally, is in using the right sauces – they make all the difference. I’ve even tried ordering takeout and requesting a vegan version, but trust me, nothing beats homemade. Say goodbye to compromising on taste – this recipe is the real deal!

Vegan Fish Sauce – A MUST!!

What’s the secret behind this recipe’s mouthwatering flavor? It’s all about the sauces! When I stumbled upon GLUTEN-FREE and VEGAN fish sauce, I couldn’t contain my excitement! (Okay, maybe I went a little overboard and bought more bottles than necessary, but who’s counting?) Finding vegan fish sauce took a bit more hunting, but thank goodness for Amazon – they came to the rescue!

Let’s talk about the benefits of using vegan fish sauce, especially one that’s soy-free. Not only does it add that signature umami depth to your dishes, but it also ensures that those with soy allergies or sensitivities can still enjoy the delicious flavors of traditional fish sauce. Plus, opting for a vegan version means you’re making a more sustainable and ethical choice for our oceans and marine life. So, it’s a win-win all around!

Vegan fish sauce, besides being a fantastic ingredient in recipes like Pad See Ew, can be quite versatile. Here are some other creative ways to use it in your cooking:

  1. Stir-Fries: Add a splash of vegan fish sauce to your stir-fries for an extra layer of savory flavor. It pairs particularly well with vegetables like broccoli, bell peppers, and mushrooms.
  2. Marinades: Use vegan fish sauce as a base for marinades for tofu, tempeh, or seitan. It infuses the protein with a delicious umami flavor that will elevate your dishes.
  3. Soups and Stews: Enhance the depth of flavor in soups and stews by adding a small amount of vegan fish sauce. It adds a subtle seafood-like taste without overpowering the other ingredients.
  4. Dipping Sauces: Mix vegan fish sauce with lime juice, garlic, and chili for a flavorful dipping sauce for spring rolls, dumplings, or grilled vegetables.
  5. Salad Dressings: Incorporate vegan fish sauce into Asian-inspired salad dressings for a unique twist. Combine it with sesame oil, rice vinegar, and ginger for a deliciously tangy dressing.
  6. Noodle Dishes: Aside from Pad See Ew, vegan fish sauce can be used in various noodle dishes such as Pad Thai, Vietnamese pho, or Malaysian laksa to add depth of flavor to the broth or sauce.

Remember to start with a small amount and adjust to taste, as vegan fish sauce can be quite potent. With a bit of creativity, you can use vegan fish sauce to add depth and complexity to a wide range of dishes.

Find Vegan Fish Sauce (Gluten Free & Soy Free) on my Amazon Storefront (can also be found at your local Whole Foods Market)

Vegan Pad See Ew

Customize this soup with your choice of veggies

While broccolini, Chinese broccoli, or bok choy are fantastic choices for this recipe, feel free to get creative and add in any other veggies you love! Here are some tasty options to consider:

  • Sliced bell peppers (red, green, or yellow)
  • Thinly sliced carrots
  • Snap peas or snow peas
  • Mushrooms (shiitake, cremini, or oyster)
  • Bean sprouts
  • Spinach or kale

Experiment with different combinations to create your own personalized version of Vegan Pad See Ew that suits your taste preferences and dietary needs.

Vegan Pad See Ew

How do you make Pad See Ew?

  1. Prepare the Sauce: In a measuring cup, combine tamari, vegan fish sauce, dark soy sauce, coconut sugar, and chili paste or chili oil. Give it a good mix and set it aside.
  2. Cook the Noodles: If you can’t find XL rice noodles, don’t worry! You can use other types of noodles such as wide rice noodles, udon noodles, or even linguine. Cook the noodles according to the package instructions. Once cooked, drain them and set them aside.
  3. Prepare the Veggies and Tofu: In a wok or large skillet, sauté the broccolini (or your choice of veggies) along with the tofu, minced garlic, and a sprinkle of chili flakes until they’re cooked to your liking.
  4. Combine Everything: Add the cooked noodles to the wok with the veggies and tofu.
  5. Add the Sauce: Pour the prepared sauce over the noodles and veggies in the wok.
  6. Mix it Up: Stir everything together until the noodles and veggies are evenly coated with the sauce. If the mixture looks a little dry, add a splash of hot water gradually until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. Serve and Enjoy: Once everything is heated through and well combined, it’s time to dig in! Serve your Vegan Pad See Ew hot and garnish with extra chili flakes or fresh herbs if desired.

Vegan Pad See Ew

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for the sauce:

XL Rice Noodles

1/3 cup tamari

2.5 tbsp vegan fish sauce

1 tbsp dark soy sauce (any gluten free/vegan soy sauce that is thick in consistency)

2 tsp coconut sugar

2 tsp chili paste or chili oil


All else:

Brocollini or Chinese Brocolli or Bok Choy

Tofu sliced up

3 cloves garlic

chili flakes



Off On

  1. Combine all the sauce ingredients in a measuring cup and set aside

  2. Start Cooking your noodles according to package instructions

  3. In a wok, cook your broccoli (or veggie(s) of choice with the tofu, garlic, and chili flakes

  4. Add in the cooked noodles and sauce

  5. Stir to combine and make sure everything is evenly coated with the sauce

  6. If it looks a little dry, add a little bit of hot water at a time until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

  7. Garnish with green onions, and enjoy.

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