Finished (click to enlarge). Added spring onion, Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts, sesame seeds, chashu pork. Noodles hydrated nicely and are the standard thin Thai style. The broth has lemongrass and spicy notes as well as a pork component and little pieces of minced pork. 3.75 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250008996.
Finished (click to enlarge). Added squid, Salad Cosmo mung beans sprouts, fried garlic, and coriander, Light, thin noodles are abundant and have a standard Thai tooth to them. A little firmness and a slight crumble. The broth has a very nice lime aspect to it that works well, and little squid sticks are ubiquitous. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250009153.
A little while back, the kind folks at Yum Yum in Thailand sent me a box just packed with varieties I’d never tried before – thanks again! Today we’ve got one of them. What is tom klong pla krob you ask? Well, it’s a sour and spicy smoked fish soup. There, that wasn’t too hard, was it? Let’s pop it open and give it a try!
Yum Yum Tem Tem Tom Klong Pla Krob – Thailand
Detail of the side panels (click to enlarge). Contains fish and possibly pork. To prepare, add boiling water to fill line and cover for 3 minutes. Finally, stir and enjoy!
Finished (click to enlarge). Added carved squid, spring onion and Salad Cosmo mung bean sprouts. The noodles hydrated great in 3 minutes and were plentiful with a nice chew. The broth had a spicy and smoky taste to it I found enthralling. Bits of what I figure are fish and vegetables throughout. A pleasant surprise! 4.25 out of 5.0 stars. EAN bar code 8850250008989.
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 –
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
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!
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.