Pad Thai served from a boat in Amphawa, Thailand, for breakfast. Photo: Alamy

History of pad Thai: how the stir-fried noodle dish was invented by the Thai government

  • Thai prime minister Plaek Phibunsongkhram was committed to establishing a national identity to unite the nation through culture in the 1930s
  • The campaign included changing the country’s name, commissioning a new national anthem, and creating a national dish – pad Thai
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Pad Thai served from a boat in Amphawa, Thailand, for breakfast. Photo: Alamy
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