Origins of Phad Thai

Origins of phad Thai - December 20, 2001
Widely known among foreigners abroad as well as those visiting Thailand, phad Thai was invented by dictator Plaek Pibolsonggram during the 1950s. By transforming Chinese noodle into a common, Thai-style dish, Plaek was promoting nationalism to resist what he considered Chinese encroachment.
Phad Thai could be cooked with different ingredients depending on local tastes. In Bangkok, it is frequently mixed with dried or fresh shrimp, but in the Northeast's Korat province, people prefer their phad Thai with bits of pork. - from 'No need to panic about phad Thai,' The Nation, December 19, 2001
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