Pad Thai Is Not Thai

@Ladypeace (2075)
Singapore
March 5, 2016 4:36am CST
I'm feeling like some dude who had been raising the child of someone else without being told the truth. Pad Thai can be found in every Thai restaurant and is sold by countless street hawkers. How could it be Non-Thai?! Turns out that this tasty dish was introduced into Thailand by the Vietnamese and Chinese. The flat rice noodles used in Pad Thai resemble the Vietnamese Pho. "Kway Teow Pad Thai", includes the Chinese dialect words "Kway Teow" (which means flat rice noodles). Even my favorite Thai dark soy sauce rice noodle stir fry "Chicken Pad See Ew" originated from the Chinese version of "Char Kway Teow". Char Kway Teow's readily available in Singapore so it was easy to connect the dots. What do you like in your Asian noodle stir fry? Photo: My Chicken Pad See Ew Dinner (Name makes me laugh all the time)
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@SIMPLYD (75329)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
Oh , you made me hungry again . Good thing in a few minutes we shall be having our break and i hope we have similar food , stir fried noodles. Here , that flat noodles is called pancit miki . And we cook it just like that in your picture , either with chicken bits or pork bits and some chicken liver or pork liver . So yummy !
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
16 Mar 16
My dear I've apologized way too many times to you for making you hungry! But I don't think I did bad in this case since it inspired you to grab pancit miki!
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@SIMPLYD (75329)
• Philippines
16 Mar 16
@Ladypeace No problem at all . I am a foodie too that's why , i easily get hungry just looking at pictures of foods . And i like looking at pictures of food.
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• United States
6 Mar 16
I like eating Asian noodle stir fry once in a while. But thai food generally is rather spicy?
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
6 Mar 16
Yes, but you could request for non-spicy versions. You sound like you can't handle spicy food too well.
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• United States
6 Mar 16
@Ladypeace I like some spicy foods like ramen or wet noodles, but I don't like spicy for stir fry.
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@DianneN (59370)
• United States
5 Mar 16
I enjoy Thai food, but eat Chinese more frequently.
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
I would love to have you try our South East Asian Chinese cuisine!
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@DianneN (59370)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@Ladypeace Perhaps someday I will when we visit Singapore!!!
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@TRBRocks420 (62166)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Mar 16
That looks very good. I just like pork fried rice or spicy tesos chicken stir fry.
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
We have the Chinese version called char siu pork fried rice, simply yummy. What's spicy tesos chicken? I can't find it over the web.
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@TRBRocks420 (62166)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Mar 16
@Ladypeace Awesome sounds good and, it's just spicy chicken on top of pork fried rice basically
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• Philippines
7 Mar 16
wow they looked good to eat, and that reminds me that I should eat too and probably cook for myself some noodles.
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
8 Mar 16
Lol, thank you. You and I both know that noodles can be so gratifying.
@iamshane487 (1175)
• Manila, Philippines
5 Mar 16
There are many Asian foods that I like but my most love are the Filipino dishes like kare-Kare, Liempo, and many more.
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
Liempo is grilled pork belly and Kare Kare is a peanut based meat and vegetable stew, both are dishes that would go perfect with rice! I would prefer my pork belly crispy.
@scheng1 (24947)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
Most people also think that it is Thai food. Actually most Asian food have some origins in China. China is a very large country with many tribes and all these tribes have their unique cooking method.
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
That's true quite a bit of South East Asian dishes have their origins from the various provinces of China.
@AkoPinay (10826)
• Philippines
5 Mar 16
We call it "Pancit Canton" or "Canton Guisado" in the Philippines.
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
I've searched those dishes and they aren't Pad Thai, they're Chow Mein...my other favorite!
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@amnabas (9927)
• Karachi, Pakistan
5 Mar 16
Looks yummy I wish I could taste it.
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
Yes it's tasty, and I wish I could share some with you!
@Lucky15 (33694)
• Philippines
5 Mar 16
I want my noodles with a lot of veggies. With chicken I will check my photos. Haha
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@Ladypeace (2075)
• Singapore
5 Mar 16
Yes, I especially love crunchy vegetables and chicken on my noodle stir fry!