I have a recipe for Pad Thai that I haven't used in several years, but I've dusted it off and I'm preparing it tonight. But I have a few questions. My own handwritten notes indicate I can substitute "dried, spiced tofu" for the pickled red tofu in the printed recipe. I found a package of dried tofu at my local Asian grocery, but I don't know how to reconstitute it or how to spice it.
Next question -- my recipe calls for "flat rice noodles, called 'Chantaboon noodles' from Thailand." The noodles I bought are flat rice noodles but the package is labeled "Banh Pho." Is there a difference? Did I buy the wrong noodles? My recipe says to soak the noodles in hot water for 15 minutes, or until soft; the instructions on the package I bought says to boil them for 6-8 minutes until soft. Given that I'll use the noodles I have, should I follow the instructions on the package, or should I follow the instructions in my recipe? Thanks for your help.