For the sauce:
For Pad Thai:
Step 1: Stir fry together sauce ingredients until the sauce becomes thick and put on the side. Leave the mixture for an hour for a better taste.
Step 2: Heat oil in a pan, add tofu and shallot. Sauté on a medium heat until the ingredients turn soft. Add preserved cabbage, and dried shrimp.
Step 3: Add rice noodles and Pad Thai sauce. Stir fry the noodles and then add Pad Thai sauce.
Step 4: Break and scramble the egg with the tip of your spatula. Let them cook on one side before flipping and breaking them into smaller pieces.
Step 5: Stir fry all ingredients together then add fried river prawns, bean sprouts and Chinese chives.
Step 6: Serve Pad Thai in a plate topped with chopped peanuts and accompanied with raw bean sprouts, Chinese chives and banana flower.