Thai pancakes recipe

(35 ratings)

Give your pancakes a twist with these delicious Pad Thai pancakes. They're the perfect options for dinner for Pancake Day.

Pad Thai pancakes
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Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories532 Kcal27%
Sugar9.9 g11%
Fat24.5 g35%
Saturated Fat3.9 g20%
Salt1.42 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein22.5 g45%
Carbohydrates55.4 g21%
Salt1.42 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Delicate pancakes stuffed with rice noodles, prawns, beansprouts, peanuts, and classic Thai flavours.

The mix of vegetables, beansprouts, and nuts give these mouthwatering Thai pancakes a real crunch. Drizzled in lime for a real punch of flavour. Serve with sweet chilli sauce. You can use our classic pancake recipe to make the wraps for this dish or buy them ready-made.


  • 125g (4oz) Thai rice noodles
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 2 tsp tamarind paste or 1tsp green Thai curry paste
  • 2-3 tbsp fish sauce
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 300g pack vegetable and beansprout stir-fry
  • 200g (7oz) raw tiger prawns
  • About 60g (2oz) roasted salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • About 4 tbsp chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • Lime wedges and sweet chilli sauce, to serve
  • Readymade pancakes




  1. Cut the noodles roughly in half, with scissors, and put them in a large bowl. Pour boiling water over them and leave to soak for 5-10 mins.
  2. Mix together the sugar, tamarind, or Thai curry paste, fish sauce and lime juice, to make a dressing.
  3. Add 1 tbsp of the oil to a wok or large pan and cook the veg for about 5 mins, or according to pack directions. Add drained noodles and dressing, and warm through. Divide mixture between the warm pancakes.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the rest of the oil in wok or pan and cook prawns for a few mins until they turn pink all over. Divide them between pancakes, along with peanuts and coriander. Roll up the pancakes and serve with lime wedges and chilli sauce.

Top tips for making pad Thai pancakes

If you're making the pancakes yourself, switch them up a gear by adding 1 tbsp shredded (not desiccated, which would be too sweet) coconut, and fry them in coconut oil instead of butter.

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Octavia Lillywhite
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Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.