Make Your Own Drunken Noodles

I love getting drunken noodles or drunken noodle-type of dishes at thai restaurants. I’m a sucker for any dish with thick rice noodles and a sweet and savory sauce. I decided I was ready to make my own! After scouring countless recipes and watching youtube videos, I was ready for my experiment. And hey, it worked out really well! Surprisingly well. I had no idea it would actually be this easy!

Thai Style Drunken Noodles

2 cloves garlic chopped
1 small shallot chopped
2 eggs
Veggies of your choice
Meat of your choice
1 pkg of fresh thick rice noodles
2 tomatoes
Thai basil
Chili pepper, if you want
1-2 tbsp soy sauce
1-2 tbsp oyster sauce
1-2 tbsp fish sauce
1-2 tbsp sugar

So this particular “recipe” was what I used to make one package of the soft noodles. But really, you can make as much or as little as you want and just experiment with the ingredients. If you don’t like certain things, just leave it out. If you want to add things, go right ahead!

In some hot oil, cook up the chopped garlic and shallots until cooked and fragrant. What does “fragrant” mean anyway? Scoot them over to the side of the pan and add your eggs, and scramble them.

Add veggies of your choice, I used red bell pepper, onion, and broccoli. Since these are crunchy veggies, you’ll need to cook a bit longer. Cook these as much as you want, to the crunchiness that you want. If you want to take this mixture and put them aside in a bowl, go ahead. I had to because the pan I was using was just too small.

You can use whatever meat you want. I used cooked shrimp (again, because due to sheer laziness) so I didn’t really have to cook these very much. But whatever meat you use (pork, chicken, shrimp, etc) once your meat is cooked, add the noodles and heat up until the noodles get soft. If you had set aside the veggie mixture, put it back into the pan now. Mix the sauce ingredients together (the three sauces and the sugar, however much you want, just use a one-to-one ratio of all) and then pour it over everything. Stir everything together so that the sauce coats everything. If you like spice, add whatever chili that you want.

The last thing to add would be the chopped tomatoes (which I totally forgot to add) and the basil. If you have fresh basil, add that. I’m not sure how much, maybe like a handful. I cheated and bought a jar of chopped thai basil and added just about a teaspoon or even less. It worked just as well.

Now eat! Just a note about the noodles… I’m sure you could use dried noodles too, but I just don’t think it would be as good. I love these type of noodles because they’re thick and chewy, and I just don’t think a dried rice noodle would work all that great. It just wouldn’t have the right texture and probably wouldn’t soak up the flavors as well. So if you can find them at your asian market, try to get the fresh ones!

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