- 1/2 pound pad Thai rice noodles (banh pho)
- 2 tablespoons Asian fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon tamarind paste (see Note)
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha or chile-garlic sauce
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 pound skirt steak, thinly sliced crosswise
- 1/2 pound broccoli, stem trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 small shallots, thinly sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 cups julienned carrots (from about 3/4 pound carrots)
- 4 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 cup bean sprouts
- 1/4 cup ground roasted peanuts
- 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges, for serving
- Put the noodles in a large bowl and cover with very hot water. Let soak until just pliable, about 15 minutes (or according to package directions). Drain the noodles in a colander, shaking off any excess water.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the fish sauce with the oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, tamarind paste and Sriracha.
- In a large nonstick wok or skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil until shimmering. Add the steak and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked to medium, about 3 minutes. Transfer the steak to a plate. Add the broccoli and 1/4 cup of water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the stems are tender and the florets are beginning to brown, about 4 minutes. Add the broccoli to the beef.
- Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the shallots, garlic and carrots and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add the noodles and scallions and stir-fry until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Scrape the noodles to one side of the pan and add the eggs. Cook, stirring occasionally, until nearly set, about 1 minute. Toss everything together. Add the sauce, beef and broccoli and stir-fry until the noodles are evenly coated and the sauce has thickened slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer the pad Thai to a platter. Garnish with the bean sprouts and peanuts and serve with the lime wedges.
Tamarind paste is available from Indian, Asian and Latin markets.