Tuk Tuk Thai – Pad See Ew


“Pad See Ew is a popular Thai dish made with wide rice noodles stir-fried with meat, vegetables and a sweet and savory sauce. Here’s our family recipe for making Pad See Ew.” – Amanda Kuntee Maneesilasan


This recipe gives back to the Los Angeles Food Policy Council (LAFPC). The LAFPC works to ensure food is healthy, affordable, fair, and sustainable for all. The organization works to create a local food system free from hunger, rooted in equity and access, supportive of farmers and food workers, and guided by principles of environmental stewardship and regeneration. To accomplish their vision of Good Food for All, the LAFPC catalyzes, coordinates, and connects people across the LA region, including government, business, and community groups working on food.



Born in Bangkok, Thailand and raised in Los Angeles, Amanda Kuntee Maneesilasan, executive chef and co-owner of Chao Krung, has always had a passion for cooking and honoring her heritage by learning family recipes. From fermenting sausages for two days, to grinding and pounding curry paste from scratch, Amanda’s devotion to her craft and commitment to the highest quality ingredients makes even the simplest Thai dishes stand out. She aspires to introduce American diners to Thai dishes that aren’t often found on menus here, like Hungley Curry, a Northern Thai sweet pork belly and pork shoulder curry, and Lemongrass Lamb Chops, marinated in crushed lemongrass, peanuts, and a rich soybean sauce. 

Amanda learned the art of authentic Thai homestyle cooking from her grandmother, who previously cooked for the royal family in Thailand. Amanda moved to the U.S. from Thailand at age seven and started working in the restaurant while attending Fairfax High School, across the street from Chao Krung. Before deciding to pursue cooking full-time, Amanda studied business management in college. Although she has no formal culinary training, Amanda followed in her grandmother’s footsteps, partnering with her family to open several Thai restaurants in Los Angeles over the years, including Chadaka Thai and Soi56. She has focused her attention on Chao Krung since 2015.

When Amanda isn’t in the kitchen, she enjoys performing as a Thai dancer and spending time with her husband, whom she met in Los Angeles, and the rest of her large family. Active by nature, Amanda seeks adventure by playing volleyball, skiing, and snowboarding with her husband and sister, Katy.  


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Tuk Tuk Thai – Pad See Ew