Pad Thai is a classic Thai stir-fried rice noodle dish that usually consists of chicken, beef, or shrimp. Today, I am going to show you how to make a vegan version with some meaty white oyster mushrooms!
Pad Thai has got to be one of my favorite Thai dishes — it is the item I scout for every time I sit down at a Thai restaurant. A good Pad Thai has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and citrus. With the crunchy peanuts and meaty mushrooms, you won’t even remember that this Pad Thai is vegan!
Note on Noodles
If you’re using dried rice noodles. Prior to cooking the rice noodles, you have to soften them with hot water first. Alternatively, you could soak them in room temperature water ahead of time and keep them in the fridge.
After soaking in hot water for around 4-5 minutes, the noodles should turn white (no longer translucent) like this.