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June 05, 2020 2 min read

This quick and tasty beef pad Thai differs slightly from the classic shrimp or chicken pad Thai. This cast iron pan recipe, with beef and broccoli, carrots, beansprouts, and green onions give this version an added depth of flavor which distinguishes it from the more common versions.

Of course, that's not to say it's not authentic. Many street food vendors in Bangkok offer pad Thai beef as an option alongside shrimp or chicken pad Thai noodles. As with most classic dishes, it's the little twists we put on them that make them the most interesting.

Once you've mastered this easy pad Thai recipe, you can try out your own variations. We've added a couple of suggestions at the bottom of the page.

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FAQ

What are possible variations for beef pad Thai?

As with chicken pad Thai, the noodles for beef pad Thai can be substituted for rice if you prefer, although it's not the norm. You can also try different types of noodles, for example, ramen, udon, cellophane/glass noodles, or even buckwheat noodles.

Is beef pad Thai spicy?

Pad Thai sauces are not generally spicy. If you like a bit of heat, add fresh chili or chili powder. Make sure not to overdo it to prevent overpowering the flavor.

Beef pad Thai Takeaway

Whether this is your first time trying your hand at making pad Thai or you are a seasoned expert, this recipe will have you looking for reasons to serve up this delicious meal!

If you liked this beef pad Thai recipe, check out other cast iron skillet recipes! For example, this chicken pad thai is delicious and can be made in under 30 minutes.


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