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Tina's Thai Beef Noodles

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Tina's Thai Beef Noodles, cooking a Thai beef noodle salad
  Boneless beef 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Soy sauce 4 Tablespoon
  Fish sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 1 Teaspoon
  Super hot sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Ginger 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon, grated
  Peanut butter 1 Tablespoon
  Sweet curry powder 1 Teaspoon
  Green pepper 1
  Cucumber 1
  Radish 1⁄2
  Tomato 1 Small
  Fresh basil leaves 10
  Fresh mint leaves 10
  Coriander leaves 25 Gram
  Green onion 100 Gram
  Bean sprouts 200 Gram
  Pad thai noodles 300 Gram

1. In a deep tray, place boneless beef, soy sauce, fish sauce,lime juice and super hot sauce, mix well and let it marinade for 1 hour.
2. Cut green pepper, cucumber, tomato and radish.
3. Soak the pad Thai noodles in water.
4. In a small mixing bowl, place 2 tablespoons soy sauce, grated ginger, peanut butter, sweet curry powder and mix.

5. In a skillet, add oil, saute the marinated beef until it turns tender.
6. Pour the soaked pad noodles into the skillet, using a tong, mix gently and let it cook for 5 to 7 minutes on medium heat, stir occasionally. Add half of the ginger and soy sauce mixture, mix well gently.

7. In individual serving plates, arrange a layer of leafy greens, place the pad noodles and garnish with bean sprouts, green pepper, cucumber, radish and tomato, top with a teaspoon of ginger soy sauce mixture.

For more details watch the video.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
This recipe changed 3 times in the making... It ended up good so we're keeping this one.. :) Nikko
All Thai food buffs out there should be joining Tina's league for she is making another scrumptious Thai dish, Thai Beef Noodle. She is experimenting with this noodle but she is quiet comfortable for she knows the outcome is going to be great. The recipe is simple and requires some Thai ingredients which can be found in your kitchen if you cook Thai food or they are easily available In Asian grocery stores. A detailed written down recipe with specific ingredient quantity is what is missing here.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 748 Calories from Fat 219

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 24 g37.6%

Saturated Fat 7.6 g37.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 98.7 mg32.9%

Sodium 1242.2 mg51.8%

Total Carbohydrates 80 g26.5%

Dietary Fiber 4.4 g17.5%

Sugars 5.5 g

Protein 52 g103.5%

Vitamin A 43.6% Vitamin C 95.1%

Calcium 7.9% Iron 39.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


shantihhh's picture
Sorry Tina, faux Thai NEVER peanut butter, and if you use soy just a splash, fish sauce yes, where are ther e chopped chiles It is perhaps Asian Sorry That is my IMHO I am sure it was OK, but not Thai-honest! Wrong balance-nee hot-sour-salty-sweet Tina needs to travel to Thailand! So you are coaching, but..............NOT Thai!
Ginny69's picture
I LOVE your comments Shantihhh!
Ginny69's picture
I don't know what's in Thai food but if Shantihh says is faux Tina better listen...
CookingMyWay's picture
MA how about you do a google on Thai Peanut Sauce and see what you get. Now we're not in Thailand we're in the grand ole USA - and here unlike Thailand there is such a creation as a Thai Peanut Sauce that uses peanut butter - might be hard for you be grasp but it's true. It's amazing but for the most part food in the USA does not 100% mimic what you get in the country it comes from all the time. Have you ever eaten Chinese food in China? I have and the menu was nothing like what we get here. Try finding General Tso's Chicken there and they won't know what you're talking about. Try finding Thai Peanut Sauce in Thailand and you're going to get the same fing thing. However if you go to a Thai restaurant here (or just about every single one I've gone to around the US and that's a lot) you will find it. Also if you would have paid attention to the video she opens up with "were making like an Asian beef salad tonight". We used a Thai Peanut Sauce that does exist outside your world so we called it a Thai Beef Noodle Salad... ;) Nikko
shantihhh's picture
I object to using peanut butter as it is not just peanuts unless you use such as TJ's. Those stabilizers change the taste. Try using raw peanuts that you dry roast and chop or pound. You will be amazed at how good it tastes in a dish. I just couldn't understand why it's called Thai. It sounds like a nice salad but not Thai. Tina is a creative cook and that is a very good thing. Typical Thai Salads: Yes of course I ate Chinese food in China VBG I have been there 30+ times. However, living in the SF Bay Area we have a lot of real Chinese food including many Dim Sum spots like Hong Kong. Even our Safeway carries Chinese ingredients. It is just that so many think if peanut butter is used in a recipe it's Thai. Even the Cheesecake Factory has Thai noodles (yep peanut butter sauce). For real Thai peanut sauce: Peanut Sauce is far more popular in Indonesia and Malaysia than in Thailand. I am sure the meal was excellent, just not Thai. Hot-sour-salty-spicey = Thai
CookingMyWay's picture
Like I said we're not in Thailand. And as you pointed out it's pretty popular to use peanut butter in Thai dishes here in the USA. And as stated we used a Thai peanut sauce for this dish so it became Tina's Thai Beef Noodle Salad... From (and there were many others) Thai Peanut Sauce A basic Thai peanut sauce can be used for dozens of things. I like to use it as a salad dressing, to dip spring rolls in or as a sauce for noodles. This basic recipe isn't too spicy, so kids will especially love the peanutbuttery taste. INGREDIENTS: * 1/4 cup peanut butter * 1/4 cup water * 1/4 cup soy sauce * 2 tbsp lime juice * 2 cloves garlic, minced and crushed * 2 tbsp rice vinegar PREPARATION: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over low heat (mixture will become easy to combine as peanut butter melts). Continue stirring over low heat until ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth and creamy. This recipe is perfect as it is, but you may want to thin it out a bit with more water, depending on what you're using it for. :) Nikko
Ginny69's picture
It's cool to see two great chefs airing out what they know about Thai food!
khau.khan's picture
what a debate this is awesome Bon Appetite!
shantihhh's picture
I have been to Thailand over 30 times, teach chefs Thai cooking here in the US Bay Area, write articles on Thai Cuisine and Culture, yes I know Thai Cuisine. Want to know the real facts go to this James Beard award winning author and see what she says about peanut sauce. LOL Sorry just because some people do it, doesn't make it correct or accurate. Thai cuisine is simply the balance of hot-sweet-sour-salty and not just Thai because someone chooses to name it Thai - that is all. I prefer to be accurate about everything.
CookingMyWay's picture
This isn't a dish from Thailand - It's a dish from the USA... Not once in anywhere in the video or explanation of it is it said that it's an authentic Thai dish. It's a noodle salad using a Thai Peanut Sauce. Are you going to be mounting a campaign against the cheesecake factory for using peanut butter in their Thai dish? This is as ludicrous as searching the site and if someone puts too much pasta sauce on their spaghetti in a video to say it's not an Italian dish because Italian's hardly dress their pasta or telling Chef Hari that his cookbook Modern Indian Cooking isn't an Indian cookbook because there's a beef recipe in it (page 105 Spicy Goan Beef Curry)... You can make an Indian Beef Curry and a Thai Peanut Sauce using peanut butter... :) Nikko
shantihhh's picture
I said it wasn't Thai that isn't reason to start a verbal war. We are mature adults discusing food, cuisine and cultures on a fabulous site iFood.TV, not little kids in a sand box. I am sure it was a great tasting Asian influenced dish. What does Beef have to do with it being Indian or not? Many Muslims, Sikhs, and Christian Indians eat beef and the few Jewish still about Kochi. I will not honour this attitude any further, this site is about sharing cultures and cuisines and learning from each other and that is why I am here to share and learn from the many many wonderful members here on iFood.TV. om Shanti
CookingMyWay's picture
I brought up beef because in the same light when making Beef Sorta Vindaloo your first comment was "Beef is not the propper meat! Please study up a bit on Indian Culture-shrimp works." I will agree 100% that Authentic Thai dishes are the balance of hot-sweet-sour-salty. This isn't an authentic Thai dish - the Vindaloo wasn't an authentic Indian dish either... I doubt there is anyone on this site that will deny you are the Food Knowledge Queen and your food knowledge is second to none - your comments prove that - and I appreciate them because I personally have learned heaps just from reading your comments - I say this because I believe what I'm saying 100% and I would go as far as to defend your knowledge of food to others who disagree. I just didn't like the delivery of the knowledge on this, or the vindaloo video... And that's that for that... :) Nikko
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