pad thai

noun, often capitalized T
\ ˈpäd-ˈtī How to pronounce pad thai (audio) , ˈpad- \

Definition of pad thai

: a Thai dish consisting of rice noodles stir-fried usually with any of various additional ingredients (such as bean sprouts, peanuts, chicken, shrimp, and egg)

Examples of pad thai in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From ceviche to tacos; pad thai to burritos, the dinner menu has something for every taste. Anna Haines, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Vegetable rolls, pad thai, egg noodles, mango juice and lemon juice with mint. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Inside, a towering trompo of pork revolves next to ingredients for popular Chinese, Thai and Japanese dishes like kung pao pork, pad thai and chicken teriyaki. Ariel Cheung,, 29 Dec. 2021 To survive the pandemic’s waves, Kevin Cao, the owner of Thai House Restaurant, halted dine-in service, cut five staff members and kept his drunken noodles, pad thai and curry moving with curbside pickup and delivery. New York Times, 1 Nov. 2021 The restaurant’s owner, Kao Saelee, grew up here and worked at his family’s no-frills Berkeley Thai restaurant Racha Cafe, popular with university students looking for affordable pad thai and curries. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Oct. 2021 In addition to curry dishes, the menu includes pad thai, drunken noodles, spring rolls, chicken satay and papaya salad. Mike Danahey,, 23 July 2021 With new places for poke, pad thai and pub grub opening, the restaurant palette for Elgin-area dining palates just grew a little larger. Mike Danahey,, 23 July 2021 Saigon Sisters: One of the best spots for a quality meal downtown at a great price, this Vietnamese restaurant excels at dishes like Thai basil chicken and pad thai. Louisa Chu,, 9 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of pad thai

1978, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pad thai

Thai phàd thaj, literally, Thai stir-fried mixture

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16 Jun 2022

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“Pad thai.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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