pad thai

noun, often capitalized T
\ˈpäd-ˈtī, 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)

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For protein on your pad Thai, top off the dish with poached shrimp, shredded rotisserie chicken or cubes of tofu. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 Lao sausages and pad thai with red bean buns for dessert. Tom Hanchett, charlotteobserver, "Discover Lao sausages and more at JP To Go," 20 June 2018 Or craft your own combo by ordering pad thai, a robust Lao version of the familiar noodle dish found at Thai restaurants. Tom Hanchett, charlotteobserver, "Discover Lao sausages and more at JP To Go," 20 June 2018 Start with the spiralizer, and make a colorful no-cook pad Thai by swapping out the pasta for a bowl of colorful vegetable noodles. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Keep your cool: No-heat cooking keeps you comfortable and the food fresh," 5 July 2018 The Thai side of the menu veers away from the blunt instrument of tradition with an engaging consommé-style shrimp tom yum soup and a balanced and good sweet-and-sour pad thai. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Dominion spot Kin Thai & Sushi makes sushi and Thai a happy couple," 24 May 2018 This is especially good for dishes such as pad thai and sandwiches. The Washington Post, OregonLive.com, "How to start teaching your kids to cook: an age-appropriate guide," 12 June 2018 This year’s vendors will be selling everything from pad thai and spring rolls to pierogies and gyros and everything in between. Hayley Harding, Courant Community, "Here's Everything You Need To Know For Celebrate! West Hartford This Weekend," 6 June 2018 BLD’s Cafe serves 10 Chinese and Thai specialty dishes, including lo mein, fried rice, kung pao chicken and pad thai. Pam Kragen, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Craving Asian food? At local casinos, you're in luck," 29 Apr. 2018

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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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pad thai

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English Language Learners Definition of pad thai

: 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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