Tom Yum Thai Food
You can cook Thai Tom yum (or tom yam) soup instantly with this paste. Tom Yum is hot and sour Thai soup, which you can cook with shrimps (prawns) if you are fond of seafood, or with chicken if you don’t kine seafood. In both cases, you can add some vegetables to it too. Tom yum has its origin in Thailand.
Tom Yum is one of the most popular Thai food and people like it all over the world.
Ingredients of this Paste
Salt, Sugar, Soyabean oil, Spices, Lemongrass, Flavor enhancer, Acidity regulator
Common Ingredients used in freshly prepared soup
Having mentioned the exact ingredient of the paste, let us see what is used by Thai people when they cook their Tom Yum soup. They commonly make broth from, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, chili peppers, etc. Unfortunately, some of these ingredients are not commonly available in Pakistan. So if you want to make your world famous Thai soup, either you grow your own lemongrass, Kaffir Lime and galangal or just buy this ready paste. Instantly cook your soup broth by adding this paste to your preferred meat – chicken, shrimp and/or vegetables. Some of you may prefer to use beef as well. Go ahead and try, you may like it too.
Tom Yum, the two words have a specific and relevant meaning in the Thai language. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a spicy, sour Thai salad.
Of course, you can make a nice soup just by adding this paste. But you can also play with the recipe to make it more palatable to you. Some Thai people like to make the soup thicker, they add ‘santan’ (coconut milk) or just a little bit of evaporated milk. Others may like to add some onions, tomatoes, etc. All this is up to you and is not required. If you want to make different versions, go ahead and play with the recipe. Some may like to eat noodles with it. Do try if you like noodles.
Difference between Tom Yum and Tom Ka
Besides other differences, Tom Yum has more lemongrass like flavor and less blue ginger flavor. The Tom Ka is opposite with more blue ginger and less lemongrass flavor.