The “khao pad American” in Thailand doesn’t really show up in American Thai restaurants. It’s rice fried with ketchup or tomato sauce, and can be mixed with raisins and peas. Then it’s served with fried chicken, bacon, ham, hot dogs and croutons. With a fried egg on top, of course. The story goes that it was created during the Vietnam War when a lot of Americans were stationed in Thailand, and then it just turned into Thai comfort food.