Recipe: Pad Kee Mao (Thai Drunken Noodles)

Last updated: January 4, 2022, at 2:16 p.m. PT

Originally published: January 4, 2022, at 2:16 p.m. PT

Cooked Thai drunken noodles prepared on a plate and garnished with fresh herbs.


  • 8 ounces dried wide rice noodles
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Thai chili, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces uncooked, peeled shrimp
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark sweet soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 2 large handfuls of baby spinach
  • 10 Thai basil leaves, chiffonade


  1. Prepare rice noodles according to the package directions and drain.
  2. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and add garlic, chopped chili, and shrimp.
  3. Cook, constantly stirring, for a few minutes or until the shrimp is almost cooked.
  4. Push the shrimp to the side and add eggs, and allow to sit for a couple of minutes, stir and push to the side.
  5. Add fish sauce, soy sauce, water, lime leaves, tomatoes, and spinach and cook, stirring for a minute or so or until sauce is bubbling and spinach has wilted.
  6. Add cooked and drained rice noodles and toss to evenly coat and top with Thai basil leaves.


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