Today, we have the Singaporean version of MyKuali’s Tom Yum Goong. For those of you who haven’t had tom yum, here’s a little from Wikipedia –
Tom yum or tom yam (UK pronunciation: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/; US pronunciation: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/; Thai: ต้มยำ, rtgs: tom yam, pronounced [tôm jām] ( listen)) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup, usually cooked with shrimp. Tom yum is widely served in neighbouring countries such as Cambodia, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos and has been popularised around the world.
The words “tom yam” are derived from two Thai words. Tom refers to the boiling process, while yam refers to a Thai spicy and sour salad. Indeed, tom yum is characterised by its distinct hot and sour flavours, with fragrant spices and herbs generously used in the broth. The basic broth is made of stock and fresh ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers.
Commercial tom yum paste is made by crushing all the herb ingredients and stir frying in oil. Seasoning and other preservative ingredients are then added. The paste is bottled or packaged and sold around the world. Tom yum flavored with the paste may have different characteristics from that made with fresh herb ingredients. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.
Alright – let’s give this award winning variety a try!
MyKuali Penang Red Tom Yum Goong Noodle – Singapore
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains shrimp. To prepare, add noodle block to 400ml boiling water and cook for 3 minutes. Add in sachets contents. Stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
The paste sachet.
A large amount of strong scented paste.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, Dodo fishball and coriander. The noodles are nice and plump – standard for the MyKuali noodle range. The broth is a luxuriantly rich and thick one. Indeed, if you like things bland, stay far away from this! Crisp taste of lemongrass, spiciness and shrimp weave a tale of deliciousness. 5.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 9555655005500.