Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Pad Thai

Pad Thai History

We’d probably give that gong to somtum, a fiery papaya salad in the northeast — but it’s nonetheless certainly a popular meal among Thais. Whereas abroad it is often found made with pork, poultry, beef and other meats so as to cater to foreign tastes, in authentic Thai cuisine it is nearly always eaten only with dried shrimps and tofu, and optionally a generous helping of fresh, shell-on prawns for an added taste of the sea.

However, what most of people who tuck into a plate of pad thai while holidaying in Thailand don’t know is that there is a back story in the history of pad thai and the introduction to Thai cuisine of a noodle dish that is, at its roots, essentially Chinese. Pad thai is only a relatively recent entrant into the Thai food arena, and traces its origins to a period of ultra-nationalism in Thailand in the wake of the 1932 revolution which ended absolute monarchy and gave rise to the democratic system of constitutional monarchy that has existed since.

The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..
The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..
The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..
The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..
The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..
The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..
The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..
The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..
The Variations of Pad Thai Recipe (PadThai with Egg Crêpe, Glass ..

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