Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tom Yum Goong


Tom Yum Goong is one of my favorite soups. It's spicy, refreshing, and sour too! This is a must order dish when I dined at a Thai restaurant. However, it's quite easy to prepare at home.


Tom Yum Goong

Ingredients

5 cups Chicken Broth
300g Prawns, shelled and deveined
30g Galangal, sliced
2 stalk Lemongrass, sliced
5 Kaffir Lime Leaves, torn
3 Tbsp Roasted Chili Paste
150g Oyster Mushrooms
2 ripe Tomatoes, quartered
6 Thai Birds-Eye Chilies
4 Tbsp Fish Sauce
Lime juice to taste
1 Tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped
2 stalk scallions, sliced
Sea Salt to taste

Method

Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large pot. Add the galangal, lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Then add the roasted chili paste and the birds-eye chilies. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, prawns, fish sauce, lime juice, scallions and bring it to a boil again. Season with sea salt or more lime juice. Serve immediately and top with coriander leaves.



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12 comments:

  1. i always order that too!yay to making it at home:)

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  2. A Thai dissident who had been jailed for his views and was in the U.S. as a visiting scholar at Columbia U. first taught me how to make this soup. Beautiful photos! I keep coming to your blog, so I must add you to my blogroll. Thanks for a great blog.

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  3. @ SteamyKitchen: Hey Jaden, a compliment from you means a lot to me. Thanks so much :D

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  4. @chocolatecup: I guess we both love Tom Yum soup!

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  5. @Ninette: You're most welcome and thanks for adding me to your blogroll ;)

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  6. Gorgeous photo! Is the roasted chili paste homemade or from a jar? The one time I made tom yum, I made the paste myself, but if it's available in jar form, that would certainly make things easier!

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  7. The roasted chili paste was homemade. Thanks for the compliments.

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  8. Thank you very much. The information was very nice and the service was excellent.

    I hope you can take the time to visit the website, www.thai-food.in.th. It is only just beginning but I think you will eventually find it to be a great resource to learn about Thai food basics and beayond.

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  9. I made this soup base for my seafood hot pot tonight and it was delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.

    Lisa

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  10. @Lisa: You are most welcome :-)

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  11. Thx for the reciepe

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