Rat Na: Savoury Flat Noodles in Gravy Delight

Rat Na - Fried flat noodles with gravy

Rat Na is a Thai noodle dish consisting of flat rice noodles in a thick gravy sauce, typically with vegetables, meat, and sometimes seafood. It is often served with a side of pickled chili and lime to add flavour.

The history of Rat Na


Rat Na is a popular street food that can be found in many restaurants and for sale at street vendor stalls throughout Thailand. Rat Na is made by stir-frying wide rice noodles with meat, vegetables, and a sauce. The ingredients can be varied depending on personal preferences and regional variations. Rat Na was originally cooked in China and prepared only in high-end restaurants where it became very successful. Teochew people (Chinese people native to the Chaoshan region) began cooking and selling it to working-class people as it was quick to make and filling which helped its popularity and spread to Thailand.  The dish has since become a staple of Thai cuisine.


 Rat Na

Ingredients you will need if you are taking an online class

● 200g of Meat – You can choose Pork, Chicken or Beef or Seafood
● 100 – 200g Flat noodles
● 1 Egg
● Vegetables (for example Carrots, Baby Corn, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower)
● Garlic
● Cornflour or Potatoe Starch
●Black or White Pepper
●Light Soy Sauce
●Oyster Sauce
●Dark Soy Sauce
●Salty Soy Bean
●Vegetable/Cooking Oil