Good ol cliche Pad Thai. What can I say, it is darn good despite being the most cliche and possibly Americanized Asian dish. Eileen is much more skilled in Asian cuisine (Curry is one of her specialties) than I am but I was inspired to give this old favorite a try. I looked up some recipes and sort of used them as a basis and tailored it to my taste.
I have had trouble with rice stick and other Asian noodles in the past. Sometimes the directions are not translated well or even translated at all. The main problem has been getting the noodles consistently soft enough without overcooking them. These are the dry noodles in a bowl with boiling water from a teapot poured over them. They sat in the water while I made the sauce and scallops. Onto the sauce which started by sauteing garlic and ginger in chili oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and fish sauce.