We have a lot to thank Thailand for. Tom yum soup. Ko Samui. Thai massages. But the one thing the world should be eternally grateful to Thailand for is, obviously, pad thai.
The noodle dish, commonly served as a street food Thailand, is made with rice noodles stir fried with egg, tofu and veges; flavoured with things like tamarind, fish sauce and shrimp; and then topped with shallots, lemon wedges and roasted peanuts. It’s one of the tastiest things you will ever encounter. And luckily for us, there are a bunch of places in Perth dishing it up.
Here's where to find the best pad thai in Perth.
Wok St Chow House
Wok Street serves up a very tasty and very generous serving of traditional pad thai, cooked in their famous wok. It will not disappoint.
Thai Corner Kitchen
This suburban gem dishes up authentic pad thai using their own home-made recipe for the very reasonable price or $11.90.
Kitsch Bar Asia
Not only is Kitsch’s pad thai delicious, on a Tuesday night it’s a mere $15 AND for an extra two bucks they’ll throw in a Chang beer as well. This just might be the best value pad thai in Perth.
This authentic Thai spot dishes up stir-fried thai rice noodles with your choice of chicken or prawns, and egg, bean sprouts, bean curd and topped with crushed peanuts and lemon.
Saowanee’s Place Thai Restaurant
Another beaut suburban eatery, Saowanee’s Place provides their customers with traditional pad thai topped with your choice of chicken, beef, pork or prawns—OR ALL FOUR. Yes, that’s right you can quadruple your protein. And for the vegos, fret not, you don’t have to look away—they also offer a tofu option.
You’re in safe hands for your pad thai fix at if you’re at Bangkok Brothers. Thin rice noodles stirred with bean sprouts, shallots, diced tofu and crushed peanuts—with your choice of protein.
Leederville and Subiaco
The team at Six Senses has been doing this for a while, so they know how to serve up a good pad thai. Traditional Thai style stir-fired thin noodles with egg, bean sprouts and crushed peanuts. Yum.
The King & I Thai Cuisine
This Thai eatery doesn’t mess around when it comes to traditional Thai fare. Their pad thai is stir fried with with egg, bean sprouts, bean curd, spring onions, and sweet radish; and topped with crushed peanuts.
If you want the fanciest pad thai in Perth, make your way to Dhusit Dheva. Their pad thai is perfectly cooked with your choice of tiger prawns or succulent chicken, and topped with roasted cashews.
When a bowl of pad thai costs more than $30, you expect it to be good. Like, really, mind-blowingly good. Well, we can safely say that the pad thai at Long Chim IS that good.
Want more? Check out our ultimate Asian eats bucket list.
Kitsch | Image credit: Nancy Hanna