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 Semolina got started in 1991 and made pad thai and pasta Bolognese into unlikely menu partners. Ian Mcnulty,, "New Orleans gets early taste of 'ghost kitchens' from familiar names," 20 Jan. 2021 Southeast Asian food, like shrimp in a coconut-milk curry, fried rice, pad thai and tom kha gai soup. Alexander Lobrano, WSJ, "How a Top Paris Chef Cooks at Home," 15 Oct. 2020 Tamarind might also be the secret to your favorite pad thai. Washington Post, "5 recipes featuring tangy, puckery tamarind — from pad thai to a glaze for poultry," 10 Sep. 2020 The restaurant will still have the same pad thai, duck, fried rice dishes, stir-fries and house specials. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, "Teak Thai sets opening date for Over-the-Rhine location across from Washington Park," 11 July 2020 But as the number of competitors shrinks, one question remains: Will fewer delivery services result in higher prices for people who want their pizza, pad thai, and tacos delivered to their homes? Danielle Abril, Fortune, "Will food delivery prices rise following Uber’s purchase of Postmates?," 6 July 2020 According to the delivery company, French fries were the most popular dish ordered in March, followed by pad Thai and garlic naan. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Here's What People Across the Country Are Ordering on Uber Eats During Quarantine," 4 Apr. 2020 Start with veggie pot stickers or edamame and then choose from main dishes including seafood hot pot made with vegan shrimp, pumpkin peanut curry or pad Thai. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "10 metro Phoenix restaurants with vegan and vegetarian food and coffee for takeout," 1 Apr. 2020 Those looking for pad Thai, chow mein and pho will not find such foods at this festival. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Ramen, tempura, curry: The best things to eat at Arizona Matsuri Japanese festival," 18 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of pad thai was in 1978

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Last Updated

16 Feb 2021

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“Pad thai.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pad thai

chiefly US : a Thai dish of rice noodles that are stir-fried with other ingredients (such as seafood, chicken, egg, or bean sprouts)

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