Not So traditional Vegetarian Pad Thai

The sauce should be prepared in advance and will keep in the refrigerator for 1 week

Pad Thai Sauce: Yield 1 Cup

  • Tsp of Sesame Oil
  • 1 oz of Ginger Chopped Rough
  • 1 oz of Garlic Chopped Rough
  • Remove The Seeds from 2 tomatoes & Chop Fine
  • 2 Table Spoon of Palm Sugar (Break It Up With A Mallet, Or Substitute Brown Sugar)
  • 1 Cup of Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 tea spoon of Tamarind Paste (Can be bought in most grocery stores, Extra Lime Juice Can Be Substituted)
  • 1 Lime Cheek (Cut the Lime into Thirds Lengthwise, You Will Get Far More Juice from It)
  • Cilantro Stalks (Parsley, & Basil Stalks Can Be substituted if you do not like Cilantro)



  1. Sauté Garlic and Ginger with the Sesame Oil until Golden Brown.
  2. Add the Chopped Tomato and Continue To Sauté.
  3. Once The Mixture Starts To Become Dry Add The Brown Sugar & Remove From The Heat Until Incorporated.
  4. Return To The Heat And Add The Water & Low Sodium Soy Sauce & Herb Stalks.
  5. Reduce By Half.


To Make The Pad Thai:

  • Tsp of Sesame Oil
  • 2 Shallots Shaved
  • 1 Clove of Garlic Shaved
  • 1 Oz of Julienne Cabbage
  • 2 Green Onion - Shave the Bottom White Part for Cooking, Reserve the Green Tops for Garnish
  • ¼ Red Pepper Large Dice
  • 1 Roma Tomato Julienne (Skin Removed & Seeded)
  • 1 oz of Celery Heart Chopped, Leaves Reserved For Garnish
  • 4 oz of Rice Noodle (Pre Soaked For at Least 1 Hour in Water)
  • .25 oz of Cilantro Chopped (You Can Use the Whole Plant & Stalk)



  1. Sauté the Shallot, Garlic, Red Pepper, Green Onion White, & Cabbage until Golden Brown.
  2. Add the Rice Noodles and Sauté Until Incorporated Into the Other Ingredients (1/2 Minute or So)
  3. Add 2 Fl oz Of The Pad Thai Sauce, & Julienne Of Tomato.
  4. Cook Together Moving The Dish Around Until The Noodles Are Tender. (Approx. 2 Minute)
  5. Let The Dish Relax for Another minute or so To Soak up the Sauce & Plate.
  6. Garnish With The Raw Celery Hearts & Leaves, Cilantro Or Basil & Toasted Peanuts.