Pad Mee Pak Phanang


Pak Phanang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, is a province in southern Thailand where the dish Pad Mee Pak Phanang originated from. It’s stir fried noodles with curry paste simmered in coconut milk. It has a delicious sweet and sour taste, fragrant aroma of curry paste and coconut milk, even using the curry paste it’s not to spicy because dried bell peppers are used instead of chili peppers which makes this dish not to spicy


  • 500 g  rice noodles

  • 15 dried red bell peppers

  • 1 red onion

  • 600 ml coconut milk

  • 15 shrimp paste

  • 240 g  palm sugar

  • 120 ml  fish sauce

  • 200 ml tamarind concentrate

  • 15 shrimp

  • 150 g  unripe mango

  • 200 g  beansprouts

  • 10 spring onions


Shrimp  Cut off the shrimp tentacles then wash thoroughly.

beansprouts wash thoroughly.

Spring onions roots remove and wash 


PREP TIME : 20 minutes

COOKING TIME : 30 minutes

YIELD : 5 people



  1. With a Pair of scissors cut the dried red bell pepper into small pieces, place the cut bell pepper into a bowl of water for 15-20 minutes or until the bell peppers become soft.

  2. While waiting for the red bell peppers to soften, prepare the red Onion slice the onion into small pieces, and then wash peel and cut the unripe mango into short strips.

  3. Once the bell peppers become soft, remove them from the water shake off the water, then put It into a stone mortar and pound coarsely. Then add the red onions and pound both together until finely blended.

  4. Scoop the curry paste into a large pan and add coconut milk over medium heat.

  5. Stir and mix everything together and cook until it comes to a boil, then add shrimp paste, palm sugar, fish sauce and tamarind juice, stir until everything is combined and the palm sugar dissolves.

  6. Add the shrimp and stir until the sauce is covering the shrimp, once the shrimp is cooked

  7. With a pair of tongs remove the shrimp from the sauce and place them in a small bowl , now add the rice noodles into the sauce and stir until the noodles are soft and cooked.

  8. With a pair of tongs to scoop noodles from the pan onto a dish. Serve with shrimp, sliced unripe mango, beansprouts, spring onions, and a sliced of lime. Enjoy!!


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