Years ago I set out to make Pad Thai at home. I couldn’t get it and my kids said it wasn’t quite right. So I asked my housekeeper, who was from Thailand, to help. We made the dish together and she said she knew what was wrong. She told me it needed ketchup! I was flabbergasted! She explained to me that ketchup was a condiment in China used for thousands of years! She was right and here is the results!