Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tom Yam Soup

Well there are days when we just feel like going for some nice sour flavor to excite our palate and the first thing I thought of is Tom Yam.....yummy! I prefer home cook Tom Yam as I can determine the level of sour n spicy flavor to suit our family taste. The one found in the restaurants are just too sour for us and gives a bad effect for our stomach. I love the beautiful aroma of the lime peel and lemon grass in the soup, it is truly refreshing. This is a simple and easy way to prepare Tom Yam Soup at my kitchen....

Besides enjoying just the Tom Yam Soup, I have also served it with vermicelli. Just add the blanched vermicelli into the Tom Yam Soup and you have a one complete meal - Tom Yam Vermicelli Soup....

The Main Important ingredients that you MUST have is just right below. I just use 4 Tbs of the Tom Yam Paste to 2 litre of water. Add 3 sticks of Lemon grass (serai) and some Lime Peel as an alternate as I dont have the Lime leaves (daun limau perut). Add extra 1 Tbs of Tom Yam Paste if you wish to have a more sour flavor
The add on ingredients to the soup are : some Prawns, Fish Balls, Chinese Cabbage, Tomatoes, Onions, Straw Mushrooms, Abalone Mushrooms, fresh baby corns. The amount to use is up to your preference.

Simple Process : Serve 5
  1. Boil 2 litre of water in a pot. Add in the lemon grass, lime peel and tom yam paste and boil over medium heat for 15 minutes.

  2. Add in the cut chinese cabbage, cut onions and allow it to simmer till chinese cabbage has slightly soften

  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients, salt to taste and let it simmer for the next 15 minutes

  4. Here you are.........Ready to Serve

Enjoy an Appetizing Meal!


  1. wow..this doesn't look like homecook...you are qualified to open a cafe!!

  2. Hi Jean

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  3. Hi there Beautiful Life..thank u for dropping by...thanks 4 ur compliments, will keep improving, cheers!

  4. Hi VG..thanks for dropping by n the linking...great to hear u love home cooked food, enjoy trying, cheers!