Not as famous as Pad Thai but just as delicious, this classic Thai dish calls for stir-frying rice noodles with soy sauce. The unique flavor comes from browning the ingredients and allowing the sauce to caramelize. Your pan should be so hot that you hear a sizzle throughout cooking.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place sliced chiles in a small bowl and cover with 2 tablespoons vinegar.

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  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil; remove from heat. Stir in noodles; let soak until softened (but still undercooked), 2 minutes. Drain; rinse under cold water until cool. Crack eggs into a bowl. In a separate bowl or measuring cup, stir together sweet soy sauce, soy sauce, and remaining 4 teaspoons vinegar.

  • Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over high until very hot, about 2 minutes (a sprinkle of water should evaporate immediately). Add 1 tablespoon oil and swirl to coat sides and bottom. Add steak, spreading into a single layer. Let sear (do not stir) until golden on bottom, about 1 minute. Toss and turn occasionally until golden on all sides and just cooked through, about 1 1/2 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

  • Reheat skillet over high. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil and swirl to coat sides and bottom. Add eggs and immediately scramble for 20 seconds. Add Broccolini and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 1 minute. Add drained noodles, seared steak and accumulated juices, and soy sauce mixture. Toss to coat. Cook 4 minutes, stirring every minute and allowing the sauce to sit and caramelize in between stirring. Serve with pickled chiles.

Cook's Notes

Pad See Ew traditionally calls for fresh wide rice noodles, but they can be hard to find, so we made this dish with dried rice-stick noodles instead, which are typically used in the Thai noodle dish Pad Thai. We found fresh wide rice noodles in Chinatown at a noodle factory. If you’re able to track them down, slice the noodles into 1 1/2-inch strips and pour boiling water over them, just until softened. Drain and separate any noodles that are stuck together with your hands or chopsticks.

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