So happy it’s Saturday! I made Pad Mama with fish balls ( we call look-chin in Thai 😉 ) and some friends said that looked good, but I don’t eat meat. I said not to worry because most of the food I cook always have alternative ways of making. I told them if you can’t eat meat, try it with tofu, that’s it problems solved! To assure my friends that this dish is also great with tofu, I decided to make it again last night and used Tofu this time.


You can check the ingredient I used for the fish balls version here but change from fish balls to tofu — use the firm tofu. Cut tofu into tiny cubes. Oh, and this time I use 2 eggs, too!

Lets make Pad Mama with Tofu! First, prep everything ; cut tofu into tiny cubes, mince up 4-5 cloves of garlic, mince up cilantro, cut up 1/2 medium size onion and put all the flavor packets in a tiny bowl. Next, boil water and start with the noodles — cook for 2-3 minutes, drain it and leave it in the strainer. While the noodles is being cooked, use the saucepan and cook the minced garlic ( I use olive oil ) and try not to burn the garlic. Add onions , tofu and flavors from the packets then stir fry until cooked. Bring back the noodles and stir fry them together. Add 2 eggs ( whisk them first ) and wait till it’s cooked. Finally, sprinkle cilantro and mix it well. All together should take less than 30 minutes. Serve with some vegetables — cucumbers are great with this meal 🙂