Oh man tom yum. I really like tom yum as lot – especially the creamy stuff. Here’s a little about it from Wikipedia –
Tom yum or tom yam (UK: /ˌtɒm ˈjæm/ or /ˌtɒm ˈjʌm/; US: /ˌtɑːm ˈjɑːm/; Thai: ต้มยำ, RTGS: tom yam, pronounced [tôm jām] ( listen)) is a type of hot and sour Thai soup, usually cooked with shrimp (prawn). 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 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.
Yeah this sounds good today – let’s check it out!
Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tomyum Shrimp Creamy Flavour – Thailand
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Contains fish, chicken, and shrimp. To prepare, add everything to a bowl and add 360ml boiling water. Cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
The noodle block.
The soup base sachet.
A light powder.
A paste sachet.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added coriander, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, and shrimp. The noodles are what I would expect from a Thai variety. They are on the thin side and have a crumble which is indicative of the region’s variants – a nice crumble I might add. The broth has a spicy and lemongrass hit to it and some savory shrimp in there too. A good tom yum. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852018102021.
A TV spot for Yum Yum noodles.