Pad thai’s full name, kway teow pad thai, comes from a dialect of Chinese and translates as “Thai-style stir-fried rice noodles”, implying that the dish originated in China and was modified with Thai flavours. Although Chinese immigrants brought noodles to Thailand, sweet tamarind, sour lime and salty fish sauce are all classic elements of Thai cuisine. [The Economist's 1843 magazine, 2018]
pad thaiNew Word Suggestion
a Thai stir-fry dish of rice noodles, prawns, bean sprouts, etc
Collins Dictionaries for Schools
Unlock language with the Paul Noble method
13th edition of the Collins Dictionary out now!
Rainbow Tree, Asymmetric Wreath, and Period Poverty: November’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this November with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.