Definition of pad kee mao in English:

pad kee mao

(also pad ki mao)

Pronunciation /ˌpad kē ˈmou/ /ˌpæd ki ˈmaʊ/


  • 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’


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