Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 ounces flat rice noodles

  2. 1/2 bunch purple basil, leaves whole, stems removed (or any fresh basil )

  3. 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  4. 3 ounces firm tofu, diced

  5. 1 boneless, skinless whole chicken breast, cut into strips, or 1 pound peeled, deveined shrimp Salt

  6. 1 1/2 tablespoons paprika

  7. 3 eggs, beaten

  8. 3 garlic cloves, pureed

  9. 1/4 cup white vinegar

  10. 1/4 cup fish sauce

  11. 2 tablespoons palm sugar or brown sugar

  12. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon roasted chile paste or red pepper flakes

  13. 1 tablespoon dried shrimp

  14. 2 tablespoons finely chopped dry-roasted peanuts

  15. 1 cup bean sprouts

  16. 1/2 cup mint leaves

  17. 2 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced

  18. 2 limes, cut into wedges, for garnish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Soften the noodles according to the package directions (noodles usually need to soak in warm water for about 15 minutes), and drain . Set aside. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil, add the basil leaves and fry just until crisp , about 1 minute. Lift leaves out with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Add 1 more tablespoon of oil to wok. Add the tofu, chicken or shrimp, salt and paprika, and stir-fry until cooked through and browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the eggs and scramble, while shredding them with a spoon, until egg is just set. Transfer everything from wok to a bowl. Wipe out the wok. Reheat wok and add remaining tablespoon oil. Add the garlic and stirfry until aromas are released, about 10 seconds. Add the vinegar, fish sauce , palm or brown sugar, and heat through. Add the drained noodles and toss until the noodles have absorbed most of the sauce, about 3 minutes. Add the red chile paste, dried shrimp, ground peanuts, bean sprouts, and reserved tofu , chicken or shrimp and eggs, and toss thoroughly. Transfer the mixture to a platter. Garnish with reserved fried basil leaves, mint leaves, scallions and lime wedges.


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