Recipe: Drunken Noodles (Wok on Inn)

Today we have a yummy recipe for Drunken Noodles which you can also find at Wok on Inn‘s restaurant menu:

Perfect for when you have a hangover, the story goes that a man, whilst very drunk, created a delicious stir fry with lots of chilli and herbs. Drunken Noodles is a direct translation of Pad Ke Mao; Pad (Stir Fried), Ke Mao (drunk or someone with a hangover). Wok on Inn makes its pastes and sauces from scratch before being combined with the freshest produce to create a hawker-style meal.

Drunken Noodles


Chilli Paste

  • 5 tbsp. of long red chilli
  • 3 bird’s eye chilli (can use less if you would like it less spicy)
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 4 krachai roots
  • Kaffir Lime Fruit Peel (to taste)
  • Pinch of shrimp paste
  • Pinch of salt (to taste)
  • Oil if needed during mincing

Drunken noodles

  • Vegetables of your choice (goes well with green beans, brown onion, young bamboo shoots and capsicum)
  • Meat of your choice
  • 1 egg
  • Rice sheet noodles
  • Oyster sauce
  • Fish sauce
  • Fresh chillies
  • Thai basil leaves


Chilli Paste

  1. Using a mortar and pestle, mince all the hard ingredients first – start with galangal, then lemongrass, followed by krachai and chillies
  2. Once minced, add garlic and mix it up with the pestle
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and oil if necessary to ensure a fine paste

Alternatively, you can mix all these ingredients together with a food processor.

Drunken Noodles

  1. Heat oil in wok at medium heat
  2. Add egg and scramble for around 30 seconds
  3. Add chilli paste
  4. Add choice of meat along with rice sheet noodles and cook for a minute
  5. Once the noodles are cooked, add oyster sauce, fish sauce and vegetables. Toss for another minute
  6. Add fresh chillies and Thai basil leaves and toss for another 30 seconds

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