Definition of pad kee mao in US English:

pad kee mao

(also pad ki mao)


  • A Southeast Asian dish of stir-fried rice noodles, vegetables, and meat, seafood, or tofu, served with a spicy sauce.

    ‘the pad kee mao was exactly what I was hoping for’
    Also called drunken noodles


Thai, from phàt ‘stir-fried food’ + khi mao ‘drunkard’.


pad kee mao

/ˌpad kē ˈmou//ˌpæd ki ˈmaʊ/