Light in color but rich in taste, this Pad Thai Simmer Sauce is a perfect mix of tangy, sweet, and savory. This quick and easy sauce features flavors of roasted garlic, onion, and sesame with savory soy undertones, tart lime balanced with warm brown sugar, and a slight hint of jalapeño heat. Serve with a light and crunchy cucumber salad or hot and sour Tom Yum soup. Pad Thai, meaning ‘Thai stir fry,’ is Thailand’s national dish. The recipe was promoted by Plæk Phibunsongkhram alongside a range of Thai cultural mandates. It’s available from street food vendors and on dinner tables throughout Thailand — and is a favorite take-out option around the world. Thai cuisine, like most food, is influenced by many cultural ingredients and cooking techniques. One example is noodles, which were introduced to Thailand from China. While pad Thai was invented in the 1930s, the noodle — an essential part of pad Thai — has been widely used for centuries. The stir fry dish combines Thai rice noodles with vegetables and sauce bursting with sweet, salty, sour and umami flavors.