Pad Thai is generally the first dish that pops into one’s mind when they are thinking of Thai Cuisine. Believed to be of Chinese origin, this dish is not only simply delicious, it holds a significant place in the history of the Thai government.
In 1938, the Thai Prime Minister, Phibun, hoped to provide opportunity of Thailand to catch up with the modern world after WWII. The key to this dream lied in the delicious noodle dish we know today as, Pad Thai. Phibun, wanted to reduce rice consumption during the war, and there were serious budget constraints at the time. He launched a massive campaign to teach the poor how to manufacture rice noodles, and how to open noodle establishments while using the dish as a tie-in to his campaign invoke national image and pride, to reinforce the economy, and to improve the diet of the nation.
Over the years, key Thai ingredients such as fish sauce, shrimp paste, tamarind pulp, dried shrimp have been added to Pad Thai. Today, the dish is cooked in thousands of kitchens, shared with family and friends across the globe. It is considered one of the most delicious dishes in the world because it has most of the core flavours.
Our Pad Thai at Wok on Inn is taken from a hawker stand in Bangkok and brings together the balance of salty, sweet and sour with a hint of spice and our signature sauce wok tossed with egg, bean sprouts, crushed peanuts, dried shrimp, and fresh lemon and rice noodles.
Try our delicious Pad Thai next time you’re at your local Wok on Inn.