This hot and spicy Thai soup has been a favorite as starters when my friends and me have our monthly meeting. And of course our special rendezvous would be Sukho Thai restaurant located right at the heart of the city. It’s perfect especially this season of rains and high winds. The first time I savor the taste of tom yam goong was when my Thai classmate brought it on our closing day at school. Almost everybody in the class relished the hot and spicy soup. It’s actually Thai Shrimp Soup as the name suggests in English. Once, we requested our Thai friend to make this soup for us after our class and she did it as perfect as the first time we tasted it. Unfortunately, she has stopped seeing us for a while now so we can’t enjoy her Tom Yam Goong anymore.
I attempted to make this soup with the help of mixed ingredients in a sachet pack but it didn’t match the taste of that real one. What is more tempting with this soup is the aromatic lemon grass. It’s smell seems to get into the senses, making me warmed and relaxed. Among the ingredients that made Tom Yam Goong a delectable appetizer are the following:
shrimp/prawns, shelled and deveined, with shells reserved
garlic cloves (kratiem), minced
kaffir lime leaves (bai ma-good)
thin slices fresh or dried galangal (kha)
fish sauce (nam pla) (patis in Tagalog)
lemon grass/citronella (ta-krai)
cup sliced straw mushrooms
green Thai chili peppers (prik khee noo), optional
black chili paste (nam prik pow)
chopped cilantro/coriander leaves (bai pak chee)
I’ve found the recipe here and maybe I will try to make this cos it’s absolutely perfect now when it’s cold and rainy…
Di ko ma-access tong site mo kahapon. About your food post, alam mo ba yung phrase dito sa tin na “Tom-guts na ko”. Hayan at may kawangis sa title mo. lol!
eto talaga si Jessie oh pinapatawa nya ako sa comment nya..Tom-guts na ko!!!waaahehehe
Tom-guts? First time I heard it. Eat na muna kayo…
Yummy..gusto koyan sauce nayan yung hinalo para magkakulay.
Chili yata ang nagpapakulay ng sabaw, hehee.
Nick Phillips says
I love tom yam but everytime I try some, I’ll always end up teary eyed … LOL!
You end up teary eyed while I end up smoky ears, hehee. Too much spice, but it tastes yummy…
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Ngaun ma-eexperience ko na wordpress…ahehehee
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Shanker Bakshi says
COURIER that bowl to india 🙂
There you go, Shanker. Hahaa!
Naku gusto ko rin yang Tom Yam Goong. Natikman ko yan pero ung sa lucky me cup noodles lang, pero masarap. Tamang tama yung anghang nya. Bibili nga ako ulit mamaya. 🙂
Amor, meron pala sa lucky me cup ito. Di ko alam yun ah, hehee. Matikman nga kapag nakauwi diyan.
Tomyam is one of my favs too, and it is very common here. it’s easy to make it at home too.
Farah, I sure will enjoy it there. I’m glad I’ve known about this soup, sooo love it!