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Pad Thai (2 Servings) Zoom

Pad Thai (2 Servings)

SKU: 102303
A recipe to rival the authentic Thai restaurant. Our chef blends rice noodles and vegetables with a spicy, sweet garlic sauce. Complete the meal with our roasted peanuts for that added texture and pizzaz. Our best selling meal 9 years in a row! Makes two 13 oz. servings. Gluten Free. Vegan.

Availability: In stock

Ingredients & Allergens

Preparation & Storage
    Directions: Remove and discard enclosed oxygen absorber before beginning food preparation. Remove peanut and peanut butter packets. Add peanut butter to other ingredients in pouch. Add 2-1/4 cups (540 mL) of boiling water. Stir thoroughly making sure noodles are fully submerged. Seal and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Stir, crush peanuts and sprinkle over entree as a garnish. Serve.

    1. Ate on two AT trips--delicious Review by Out Here

      This is my new fave FD entree, ate it on two AT hikes. Soooooo good. Congrats on making something so tasty! For my taste, I add less water than called for. --AT Section Hiker "Out Here" (Posted on 5/15/2017)

    2. Yummy! Review by Miranda

      Delicious and very filling -- would definitely eat this again. (Posted on 10/7/2015)

    3. Yum... Review by Arizona Bay

      Wouldn't say it tastes like pad thai, but I would buy it again. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    4. What a great meal! Review by hairyapeman

      We used this on a trip in lower Yosemite. It was a great meal after a moderate backpacking day. It was very flavorful with a spicy kick. We love anything with peanut butter in it. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    5. a LOT of food Review by mia67N

      This is great when you're really hungry. Always bring one! (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    6. Thai on the go Review by captRIO

      This product gives a bit of spice to the normal camp dinner. You do have to do slightly more work than add water shake and let sit. However the little extra effort is worth it and you almost feel like your really cooking on the trail. Great taste and a break from the hum drum pasta and chicken dishes night after night after night. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    7. If you like Thai, this is your dinner Review by Bicycleagent003

      If you like Thai food, you'll love this. It is the best dehydrated dinner I have found yet, I think it is fantastic. It is higher in calories (410 per serving, I think, two servings per bag), which I like because I hate those tiny meals in bags. It is very flavorful and has a little kick. Thai is my favorite food, and if you second that emotion this is your trail grub. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    8. Delicious and Easy Review by Primary

      I have tried ALOT of freeze dried food, and this is probably my favorite meal. It tastes delicious, isn't as ridiculously high in sodium as most meals, and is satisfying to eat after a long day. Every trip i take i include one meal of this. It is as easy as any meal to prepare, add water. Since peanut butter is most of the sauce, it is important to mix it, i just squeeze the bag up and down for 5 minutes during cooking. Despite being vegetarian, it has plenty of protein thanks to the peanut butter and peanuts. One of my favorites (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    9. Adequate but not great Review by Sig in Arkansa

      Not as good as other flavors. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    10. Good taste for what this offers Review by Big DP

      Flavorful for a freeze dried meal, but lacks a certain something to make it authentic, but for camping freeze dry food, not a bad meal.

      Seems to need a bit of spice to finish flavor. Working on best combo, maybe pepper flakes. 5 stars if better flavor.

      Prep time is a bit long, maybe 15 min plus, but tolerable. A bit watery if prep'd per instructions, maybe use a little bit less water.

      Full meal and then some for solo, better for two and a desert on side.

      Will be eating again. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    11. Great even at home! Review by Bigby

      (Tried at home before going on trip) Great meal to eat at home added chicken, was fantastic!!! Provided a lot of food. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    12. Good Stuff! Review by Canoe Paddler

      I just returned from a 7 day BWCA trip and had several of these for dinner. For one, I had never had Pad Thai before, despite being a vegetarian for 19 years. Great seasoning and very filling. Sticks to your ribs. I'd highly recommend this entree. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    13. Good Pad Thai on the AT! Review by DjPhibes

      After a long day of hiking on the AT we settled into camp and I got to work making myself dinner. It took a little bit of time to prep compared to my hiking buddies who had canned soup and MREs but I'm sure I had the best tasting meal of the day. I was very hungry and could barely finish the whole meal even though it was delicious. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    14. Really?? Review by The Great Outdoorsman

      That's just crazy, this stuff tasted great, I could've eaten the whole bag easily, but I must share with my lady. you HAVE to stir it constantly, she pointed that out and she was totally right. This was her first dehydrated meal and she liked it a lot, If I hadn't forgotten my spice rack, I could've thrown some salt in to this to help it out. Would buy again! (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    15. Like It Review by BamaJack

      The flavor was great, spicy but not so much that you have to gather extra water. The cook time was a little long but no worries there as there's always something to be done around camp while you wait. I actually ate mine in my coffee cup as it is a pain to reach deep into the bag. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    16. Good meal, but only for one person Review by kc7sqd

      I bought this meal for a two night backpacking trip, and I was very satisfied with it. Some of the comments about the meal lacking flavor are strange, because mine tasted great and had lots of flavor. The meal is light weight, and easy to prepare, just add boiling water. Many of the calories come from the peanut butter, which is not actually a traditional ingredient in Pad Thai. Traditional Pad Thai dishes use tamarind paste, but peanut butter has become a substitute in western dishes. Also, the pack is supposed to feed two people, but I was able to eat an entire pack by myself, and I was still a little hungry. Overall, a good meal, just be prepared to finish it yourself. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    17. Sooooo good Review by Mitch17

      Man this stuff is good. Really good flavor and I found it very filling. As a vegetarian, I always look for meals with a lot of protein, and this one is awesome! Also, because of the peanuts and rice noodles, this meal has really good texture (not mushy). A friend of mine turned me on to it. She's gluten free, and has Pad Thai on pretty much every trip we go on. It's a winner! (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    18. Pretty Darn Good! Review by Big DP

      I reviewed this before but have more experience now so I hope this is more useful the second time around, from a person who loves flavor and carrying as little as possible.

      Consider using this as a main meal and bringing dehydrated soup fixings for an appetizer. You can easily stretch this one into a 3 person meal with some soup and snack/dessert options.

      Excellent for short weekend jaunts and car camping. Consider alternatives for long treks and "ultra light" goings on.

      Taste: excellent considering it is from a package. You can adjust the main flavors (peanut and heat). Less peanut flavor, add less peanut butter and crushed peanuts. If you like heat, bring an extra pepper flake package from your favorite pizza place. No other flavors besides that to change. Feel free to bring your choice of seasonings to tweak.

      Package size: Large, and cannot be crunched down too much to make it useful as ultralight goods. Break the noodles all you want, you will still need some space unless you go to noodle dust, but then it is "pad thai mush." Still tastes the same, tho. Same with weight. You drop weight you lose calories and flavor.

      An all around winner for those who love a range of flavors on the trail, and are willing to carry a bit of weight, go for it.

      Happy Trails! (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    19. Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Review by iwishiwasoutside

      Easy and tastes good. That simple. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    20. The Best! Review by Hokie

      This is my favorite freeze-dried meal. The peanuts add a nice crunch and noodles always beat out rice (the all-too-common staple in backpacker food). Taste and consistancy are great. I always plan for this meal at the end of the toughest day of the trek. (Posted on 5/13/2015)

    21. Delicious. Perfect texture. Review by LaurenKK

      This meal was awesome! By far our favorite dinner of our week in the mountains. The noodles turned out perfectly and the overall texture was excellent. Tasted great, way better than expected. Going to include this on every trip from now on. (Posted on 5/12/2015)

    22. This is some Good stuff Review by Kenny

      Really Good! (Posted on 5/12/2015)

    23. Awesome Pad Thai Review by Neoarn

      I had this Pad Thai at work, loved it. then went to a thai restaurant with my daughter and liked this one better. I love this stuff and it is my favourite now. I will take this every backpacking trip for sure. I am in Canada and in the woods, this is great.

      Neoarn (Posted on 10/26/2014)

    24. Really tasty!! Review by Moondust

      This is a great meal. Very tasty and not very high in sodium like so much of the dehydrated food available. Sometimes I add freeze dried chicken to up the protein a bit. I could eat this every night! (Posted on 9/8/2014)

    25. Extremely Tasty Review by John

      And I'm a fan of authentic Thai food. If the rest of the offerings are anything like the Pad Thai, I'm sold! (Posted on 7/7/2014)

    26. Great meal and easy to tweak Review by STL Hiker

      This is one of our favorites. For some extra flavor and calories we like to add more peanut butter. For more protein a pack of chicken works great. (Posted on 3/4/2014)

    27. Great quickie vegan meal to go Review by MDC

      Whether out for a long trek, day hike, or justs looking for a super quick dinner at home; this is a really tasty little meal. Inside the pouch is a little pouch of PBCo peanut butter, a bag of peanuts and the noodle/dry sauce mixture. Add boiling water and peanut butter, seal it up and do what you want for 20 mins then come back, sprinkle on the peanuts and chow down! It's great alongside a nice cold IPA! (Posted on 10/4/2013)

    28. surprisingly tasty and authentic Review by happy camper

      This is by far the best dehydrated food I have tried. The spice level is perfect for me, and I love the change in texture provided by the peanuts in this dish. Not as good as my favorite local pad thai restaurant, but damn good for what it is. (Posted on 7/24/2013)

    29. Yum Review by johnnyO

      This is one of my favorites from Backpackers! Super yummy and not too spicy which is good for some people. Put in a little siracha if I want it to have more of a kick. If you chose to shake the meal (like me) instead of stir, make sure the top is sealed very well. (Posted on 7/11/2013)

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