Easy Pad Thai – World Foods Taste Team Challenge

So, I’m seriously behind and will have to fill you in very quickly. I’ve been invited to join the Fusion Taste Team by a brand called World Foods who are going to set us some cooking challenges over the coming weeks. My lovely hamper full of goodies has finally arrived and I’m all set to go (though the rest of the team are up to challenge #3!)

The World Foods range includes stir-fry sauces, cooking sauces, dipping sauces, marinades, salad dressings and more. They are available at all Tesco stores and there are some great recipes to try on their website, including Vietnamese Sweet and Sour Pork, Chilli Prawns with Kafffir Lime and Panang Chicken Skewers, as well as vegetarian recipes and even puddings. Keen (as ever) to expand my repertoire and having a particular fondness for Asian food (though not often cooking it at home) I am really excited about these challenges.

Chicken Pad Thai is usually my favourite but I found some lovely prawns at the fishmongers so was happy to give them a sizzle in my wok as per my instructions. I also went off-track and added in some marinated tofu, sugar snap peas for a bit of vibrancy and swapped chives for spring onions as they are at their best at the moment and in season. Firstly, I sprayed my wok with a little bit of spray oil (to keep the calories down), I then chopped and fried up the spring onions and added in the eggs to make an omelette, which I shredded. The rest of the recipe was really easy to follow and I made a quick and tasty supper with hardly no time at all by basically throwing everything in the wok (more instructions below).

As far as my stir-frying goes, the usual suspects in my cupboard are soy sauce, rice wine, oyster sauce and ginger in the freezer so making a Thai-inspired ‘Pad Thai’ made a nice change. Though I don’t usually use bottled sauces this was was light, tasty and contained no artificial preservatives, genetically modified ingredients, MSG or gluten (which is handy if you’re gluten free). I did season with a bit of extra Thai fish sauce, as there was some in the fridge, added extra chillies for the grown-ups and garnished with blanched peanuts I had found in a whole foods store.  

If you are on Facebook, there is a lovely page so that we can share our adventures with you – World Foods and if you “like” it you could be in with a chance of winning some sauces.  If you spot any of the sauces in Tesco’s there is always a recipe suggestion printed on the bottle too.  
Thank You to the World Foods Team for sending me my lovely hamper.  On to challenge # 2 – a Spicy Malaysian Barbequed Chicken called ‘Ayam Percik’.
Easy Pad Thai (adapted)
by May Foong
2 tbsp cooking oil/8 sprays
4 spring onions, washed and sliced
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 red chilli, chopped
100g prawns, shelled, deveined and washed
50g marinated tofu or try shredded cooked chicken
100g fresh bean sprouts
100g sugar snap peas, sliced
160g cooked thick rice noodles (I used straight-to-wok noodles)
1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce (optional)
1 bottle WORLDFOODS Thai ‘Pad Thai’ Noodle Sauce

To garnishPeanuts, crushed
Lime wedges

Method: 1. Heat one tablespoon of oil/four sprays in a wok and pan fry the chopped spring onions for one minute, add the egg and roll around the wok to make a flat omelette. Flip over, cook for another minute and take out of the pan. Roll the omelette, chop and set aside.

2. Add the second tablespoon/four sprays of oil to the same wok and fry the beansprouts, sugar snap peas and tofu for two minutes, add the prawns and cook until they turn pink, a teaspoon of Thai fish sauce and pour in the WORLDFOODS Thai ‘Pad Thai’ Noodle Sauce. Bring to boil.
3. Add in the pre-cooked noodles and toss gently untill well mixed.
4. Plate up the noodles, prawns and tofu.
5. Garnish with roasted peanuts,extra chili flakes and lime wedges.


  1. Fabulicious Food says

    >Good luck :-) Actually this one is very easy so you'll be fine and it will be tasty!

  2. Working london mummy says

    >loving the photos, well done! looks great. have to make mine yet too as hamper late arriving for me also x