Roadside Pad Thai

Roadside Pad Thai

Many travelers just don’t really get the picture of how simplistic cooking can be, especially when on the road. Its pretty easy to equip your car, vardo, van, or better yet … RV with kitchen stuff. Basically all you need is pots n’ pans, a camping cooking stove, utensils, and ingredients. Patience and taking a moment out of your crunched travel schedule to actual “make” a healthy meal rather then succumbing to pulling through a fast food drive thru and indulging in something that’s not good for you just because its fast or cheap.
One of my favorite meals on the road for the rest area dining experience is Pad Thai. “Rest stop Pad Thai”.
What you need:

  • Pot for boiling water and rice noodles
  • Frying pan
  • Oil
  • spices …. I like cayenne, curry, ginger, garlic
  • spatula
  • camping stove with fuel and matches (or lighter)
  • strainer, plates or bowls, forks, napkins
  • Ingredients for the dish:
    • Rice Noodles
    • water
    • olive oil
    • cayenne, garlic, curry, ginger
    • potatoes and fresh vegetables
    • tofu or meat
    • 2 eggs
    • pad thai sauce

Boil water with rice noodles. Once soft, drain and rinse with cold water from your jug. Set aside in a bowl.
In frying pan, add olive oil, garlic, and sliced or chunked potatoes
Fry up tofu and or meat. Once potatoes and tofu (or meat) is lightly browned, add in vegetables.
Add ginger, curry, and cayenne to taste.
Add in two eggs/fry in with the tofu (meat) and veggies.
Stir frequently with spatula.
Add in rice noodles.
Use home-made pad thai sauce or store bought sauce. (can also get peanut sauce to go from Tokyo Joes)
Season and stir to taste.

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