May 25, 2018

#2828: YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood

#2757: YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood

This one was sent to me by YumYum in December of 2017 – thank you! Nothing I like more than getting non-export versions of products. Why? Well, they’re more exotic to begin with. The non export varieties are the ones that can be found on store shelves in the country of origin. It’s not like I can walk down the street and go to a Thai grocery store in Thailand, so this is very helpful for me. Here’s a little about tom yum from Wikipedia –

Tom yum or tom yam (UK: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/US: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/;[2] Thaiต้มยำrtgstom yampronounced [tôm jām] (About this sound listen)) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup,[2] usually cooked with shrimp (prawn).[3] Tom yum has its origin in Thailand. In recent years,[when?] tom yam 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 lemongrasskaffir lime leaves, galangallime 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 check out this seafood variety!

YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood – Thailand

#2757: YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood

Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains seafood. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!

#2757: YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood

Detail of the lid (click to enlarge).

#2757: YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood

An included fork!

#2757: YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood

The noodle block.

#2757: YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood

Loose seasoning and garnish from the cup.

Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, coriander, carved squid, kamaboko, narutomaki and fishball. The noodles came out nicely – decent backbone but not a hard crumble to them. The broth is where the strength is – great spiciness and lemongrass hit – crisp and edgy. The seafood taste is right where it should be. Included vegetables hydrated very well. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars.

EAN bar code 8850250006770.

#2757: YumYum Tem Tem Tom Yum Seafood

Yum Yum Jumbo Instant Noodles Pork 67g. Pack 10

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