Vegetarian Pad See Ew

by Collette White | 7 June, 2019

Good Morning friends! I hope this finds you all well. As promised, here is my super easy, yet super delicious Thai inspired recipe ‘Pad See Ew’ – of course it isn’t completely traditional but for the home cook who is a lover of this dish, I am certain you will be satisfied. I would love to hear from you when you make it! 


250g medium-thick rice noodles

1 tblspn oil of choice

2 cloves garlic – crushed

1 bunch broccolini – cut in half

1 red capsicum – cut into long thin strips

1 yellow capsicum – cut into long thin strips

1 bunch chinese broccoli – cut in half

3 tblspns soy sauce

3 tblspns kecap manis

3 tblspns water

1 lime – cut into quarters

1 long chilli – roughly sliced

3 spring onions – roughly sliced

½ cup cashews


Cook rice noodles as per packet, drain well and set aside. 

In a large wok, heat the oil. Place the garlic in the wok and cook on a medium – high heat until fragrant (do not burn).

To the wok, add the broccolini, capsicum and chinese broccoli. Stir fry over a high heat for 2-3 minutes. Do not overcook them, they are best left a little crunchy.

Add the prepared rice noodles, soy sauce, kecap manis and water. Stir fry over a medium heat until thoroughly combined, this should only take 1-2 minutes.

Serve immediately.

Sprinkle each serving with chilli, spring onions, cashews and a piece of lime.


  • this doesn’t take long at all to cook, so having all ingredients ready and prepared before you start cooking will be helpful and ensure your meal doesn’t overcook – which you don’t want as rice noodles can turn to mush easily
  • mushroom and tofu are great in this also, you can add these at the same time as the other vegetables
  • if you would like to bulk this up with chicken or beef, add the meat after the garlic and before the vegetables. Don’t add the vegetables until the meat is thoroughly cooked
  • if you have oyster sauce in the cupboard, you can swap the water for oyster sauce
  • if you like things with a bit of a kick, you can add 1-2 tspns of sriracha sauce to this or drizzle some on top afterwards
  • peanut oil is great but any oil will do
  • swap cashews for peanuts
  • SERVES 4
Wishing you a truly wonderful week ahead! I look forward to connecting with you more again soon. Take Care of You,