I’ve been a tom yum fan for a while now, however in my very early days of reviews I wasn’t so much. It was either too spicy or too this, too that… But now I love the 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.
Sounds good to me – it’s been a little while since I reviewed a tom yum – let’s check it out!
Yum Yum Authentic Thai Style Instant Noodles Tom Yum Shrimp Flavour – Thailand
Here’s the back of the package (click to enlarge). Removed color in order for easier reading – apologies for the clipping. Contains 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 granular powder.
A liquid base sachet.
An oily paste.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, tomato slices, 31-40ct shrimp, and coriander. The noodles are thin and have that brittle goodness that Thai noodles often have. The broth is a nice full tom yum – lemongrass and spiciness are well represented. A tasty bowl. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8852018102014.
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