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Easiest Ever Vegan Pad See Ew

This is the last post of 2016. But there’s no reason to frown, because with the new year comes comes great things.  2017 means new (and even better) recipes, a consistent 2 recipes/week schedule, and a few other things I’m not going to talk about just yet!

With that said, let’s dive into this recipe!

As you may have noticed, I have a thing for Thai food. I’ve shared a few simple Thai recipes so far, such as this Vegan Pad Thai & Tofu Ginger Stir Fry , both of which were quite tasty. But I must say, this is next level.

If you haven’t heard of Pad See Ew before, it’s a popular dish of stir fried noodles, veggies, and a meat/tofu, commonly eaten in Thailand and served in restaurants around the world.

The first time I had Pad See Ew was at a Thai restaurant down town. Hands down, one of the best meals I have ever tasted. Since then, I’ve been hoping to create it myself, while sticking to my usual recipe guidelines: easy, wholesome, vegan.

Surprisingly, it wasn’t hard at all to make. I was shocked to find that I only needed 8 ingredients to put it all together.

For this recipe I used sesame oil, rather than the usual olive oil, because it is a wonderful flavor enhancer that’s perfect in Asian dishes.

The tofu in this Pad See Ew adds a lot to the dish. Since discovering how amazing baked tofu is in this Pad Thai recipe, I’ve been experimenting with different methods of adding more flavors to the tofu when baking.

In this recipe, I baked the tofu for 20 minutes, then added a few flavors and baked it again for another 10 minutes. The result? Crispy, flavorful, perfectly baked tofu cubes! So yum!!

This dish makes a wonderful meal. It’s vegan, gluten free, and so EASY to make. It only requires simple, wholesome ingredients & less than 30 minutes to prepare.

I hope you love it as much as I did!! If you try the recipe, I would love to know what you think! Feel free to leave a comment, rate the recipe, and tag your photo @wholesomesoybean on Instagram so I can see!

Vegan Pad See Ew
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: Thai, Vegan, Gluten Free
Author: Wholesome Soybean
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Serves: 2
EASY, flavorful Pad See Ew with broccoli and crispy baked tofu. A simple, delicious vegan and gluten-free dish that requires just 30 minutes to make!
  • 1 head broccoli
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 6 cups wide rice noodles (about 1 lb)
  • 3 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • For the Tofu:
  • 1 14 oz pack firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1/2 sesame oil
  1. For the tofu: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap tofu in a couple paper towels and place something heavy on top for about 5 minutes. Cut into cubes and evenly spread on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and coat with tamari, brown sugar, sriracha, and sesame oil. Bake for another 10-15 minutes till edges are crisp.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons sesame oil on a medium sized pan. Add garlic and cook on medium heat for 1-2 minutes, till aromatic. Chop broccoli into thin pieces (as pictured) and wash well. Add to pan and cook for 2 minutes while stirring.
  3. Add rice noodles, tamari, brown sugar, sriracha, and cook for another 4-5 minutes while stirring.
  4. Toss in prepared tofu and enjoy immediately!