- In a small pot, mix all ingredients for pad thai sauce and cook over medium heat for 15-20 mins until sauce thickens. Taste test and add more sugar if the tamarind is too sour for your liking. Store sauce in a sealed container and refrigerate for use later.
- In a wok or a pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and fry shallots until fragrant. Add noodles and stir-fry until softened. Using the spatula, push the noodles to one side of the wok.
- On medium-high heat, add ½ tbsp oil, prawns, fermented radish and bean curd to the now empty side of the wok. Stir-fry fir a minute and fold the noodles onto the ingredients.
- Add pad thai sauce and continue to stir-fry until sauce evenly coats the noodles. Then turn up the heat and add bean sprouts, chives and peanuts and stir-fry for about a minute. Dish out the noodles and set aside.
- In a small bowl, beat 1 egg and set aside. Wipe the wok clean and return to medium–high heat. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil, ensuring it coats the surface of the wok evenly. Take hold of the wok handle with one hand, pour in the beaten egg and quickly swirl the wok in a wide circular motion to coat wok to create a thin crêpe-like layer of egg. Cook for about a minute until the egg crêpe is set.
- Spoon the noodles into the centre of the wok and scatter over the peanuts. Then fold over the sides of egg crêpe into the centre to cover the noodles and form a parcel. Flip the egg-wrapped pad thai over in the wok to briefly seal the folded ends, then slide it onto a serving plate. Serve the dish with fresh bean sprouts, chives, peanuts, sugar and lime wedges.