225 grams (1/2 lb) Thai rice noodles
12 medium size shrimp, shelled and cleaned
1 medium onion, diced
100 grams (1/2 cup) preserved radish, sliced (should be at Asian market)
1 tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp nam pla (fish sauce)
2 tbsp ketchup
100 grams (1/2 cup) peanuts, coarsely ground
100 grams (1/2 cup) vegetable oil
200 grams (1 cup) bean sprouts
1 tbsp tamarind soaked in 3 tbsp hot water (See note)
juice of 1 lemon
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Soak the noodles in cold water to cover for about
15 minutes. Drain. Put noodles in a bowl and pour hot water over them. Let stand
for about 10 minutes.
Drain and rinse with cold water; set aside.
Put oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion. Stir fry until
onion turns translucent. Add shrimp and stir fry for about 2 to 3 minutes, or until
shrimp turns pink. Add ketchup, sugar, nam pla, preserved radish, tamarind
juice, and lemon juice. Stir well. Pour in the beaten eggs and let them slightly
set for 3 minutes before mixing with remaining ingredients. Add noodles, bean
sprouts, and peanuts. Mix well.
Spoon noodles onto serving platter and garnish
with 1 cup bean sprouts, lemon wedges, cilantro, and peanuts.
(tamarind usually comes in a package without seeds.
Add water and squeeze the pulp of the fruit several times to obtain the sour
liquid. Substitute the juice of 1 lime if tamarind is not available.
You should find tamarind in a Thai, Indian, Spanish, or Asian market)