Pad See Ew, or Phat Si lo, is an incredibly popular dish that originates from Northern Thailand in the province of Chiang Mai. It literally means "fried with soy sauce" and is a fantastic stir fry to make and serve. It has that somewhat sweet flavor profile that mixes so well with the broccoli. It's distinctive as well for its rather slippery, consistently moist noodles not found in most other noodle dishes.
- 1 package wide rice noodles
- 1 cup broccoli pieces
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1/2 pound rib-eye steak, sliced thin
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 egg
Place the noodles in a bowl with hot water, cover and let soak about 10 minutes or so. They should be soft, but not mushy. Drain them and set aside.Boil or steam the broccoli until cooked, but still nice and firm, then set aside as well.
Take a skillet or wok, heat some oil over medium heat then add garlic and cook until fragrant. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the thin sliced steak, cover, and cook about 5 to 7 minutes or until the steak starts to turn grey.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, then pour into the wok with oyster sauce, fish sauce, fish sauce, and sugar. Add noodles, broccoli, and stir to mix evenly. Season with the salt and pepper.
Let the wok simmer while in a separate, small skillet, add cooking spray, and cook the egg in the skillet until it's cooked through with a solid yolk. Add to the wok and stir to incorporate before serving.