Noodles with Pork in Gravy

Rad Naa

Rad Naa

Serves 3 Cooks in 20 minutes Difficulty EASY

Noodles with pork in gravy or simply Rad Naa as we call this dish in Thai is a Chinese style noodle dish. Rather than the usual Thai way of cooking noodles, this dish is served in a thick gravy style sauce.

Rad naa is very popular in Thailand, the people here like it a lot! Rad means to throw on or to pour onto. So after cooking the noodles the gravy is then thrown on or poured on top. Pouring would probably be safer for a hot gravy.

All the ingredients should be easy to source. As well as pork I use carrot and kale but you could use other vegetables if you wish.

The pork will taste much better if you prepare it in advance, you can check my simple pork prep recipe by clicking here.


For the Noodles

  • 200g wide rice noodles
  • 6 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil

For Topping

  • 200g yellow noodles

For the Gravy

  • 150g soft pork
  • 25g carrot, sliced
  • 25 kale, roughly torn
  • 1 egg
  • 450ml water
  • 2 tsp potato starch (or corn flour)
  • 2 tbsp pork stock
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic in oil


  1. Deep fry the yellow noodles until they are crispy and golden. Drain well and put to one side.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok and fry the garlic. Add the noodles and dark soy sauce and stir fry for a minute. Remove from the heat and put to one side.
  3. In a saucepan bring the water to the boil and add the soft pork. Add the stock, sugar, soy sauce and egg and stir well. Add the carrot and kale and bring back to the boil.
  4. Mix the potato starch with two tablespoons of water and add to the saucepan.
  5. Add the garlic in oil, give a final stir and remove from the heat.

To Serve

Put the wide noodles on three plates, pour on the pork gravy and top with the crispy yellow noodles. Serve with small side dishes of crushed chilli, lime wedges and fish sauce.

Hope you enjoy my Rad Naa by Apple 🍎 Riverside Thai Cooking in Khao Lak.

Rad Naa
Rad Naa