Here at Siam Queen Thai Bistro, our Pad Thai is one of our most popular menu items! It’s a favorite for a reason, and while you can always order Pad Thai for pickup or dine-in, learning to make Pad Thai at home can be an easy alternative.
However, an at-home Pad Thai recipe will lack some traditional ingredients that may be harder to find at a local grocery store, like dried shrimp or tamarind. Even fresh bean sprouts can be a challenge to find, but you can try your local Carlsbad Asian grocery for more specific ingredients. One ingredient that’s essential (but might not be part of your pantry) is fish sauce. It’s easy to find, and Pad Thai just isn’t quite the same without fish sauce.