Cooking With Kids: Poor Man’s Pad Thai [RECIPE]

Good Afternoon Everyone!

This blog post is going to be a fast one. Pad Thai. I wasn’t a huge fan of it when I tried it at our local Thai restaurant. My husband loved it, as did my daughter. But me…. I guess it was the peanut butter + pasta flavor that threw me off. Yet, I love Thai food in general so I wasn’t ready to call it quits. Instead, I marched into my own kitchen and made a “poor man’s” version of the recipe. I do think that next time I’ll add a bit of canned coconut cream to this recipe to make it more saucy, but the flavor is definitely there. Paired with simple ramen noodles this dish was awesome! I had chicken ramen so I ditched the seasoning packet and instead cooked this in beef broth and water.

The sauce was comprised of Chinese five spice, peanut butter (chunky to give it more texture), and Sriracha. Wow, was it yummy! If you have bean sprouts and greens to put on top of this, go ahead. But if you’re pinching pennies and you’re craving Thai food… whip this up and keep it simple. No judgment here. πŸ˜‰ Have an awesome night everyone and as always, keep on cooking! ❀

Poor Man’s Pad Thai

Poor Man’s Pad ThaiΒ 

Serves: 1


  • 1 can beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice
  • 1 pack of ramen noodles


Gather your ingredients.


In a small bowl, mix up the peanut butter, sriracha, and Chinese five spice.


Cook your ramen noodles in the beef broth with a bit of extra water if need be. (My noodles took 5 minutes boiling).Β  Drain and set aside.


Mix the sauce into the noodles carefully spreading it around as best that you can.


Eat while hot and enjoy! πŸ™‚




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