I'm looking for an honest-to-goodness, real, straight-from-a-Thailand-streetcart pad thai recipe.
I've heard tamarind is a must, palm sugar is a must, and shrimp brains are a possibility. I don't care how exotic the ingredients are, or how hard (or easy) they are to find. I want it to taste exactly how it does in Thailand -- well, as close as I can get, anyway.
I have the noodle part down, but the rest is the mystery. There are a hundred thousand recipes online but something about them seems so American, even the ones with the dried shrimp and palm sugar (definitely not American ingredients).
Anyway, even if the ingredients are relatively tame, if somebody could quite simply provide the recipe and validate its authenticity, that would be awesome!