One of our family favourite Thai dish, the Tom Yum.
If you’re a Filipino and haven’t tried this one out I am sure you will love this one as it is nearly similar to sinigang but its spicier and its tastes cleaner and fresher due to lemon grass and galangal. The first time I saw this I was intimidated as the place where I first saw it garnishes it with lots of red chillies and I see people sweating a lot when eating them. But that fear did not last as I hear a lot of them saying it’s really good, so I tried and happy I have done so as it is really good for me this is the best Thai dish.
The words “tom yum” came from the Thai words “tom” and “yam” meaning boiling and spicy sour salad respectively which accurately defines this dish. This dish have several variations and here are some that I know:
Tom yum goong – Prawn / Shrimp
Tom yam pla – Fish
Tom yum gai – Chicken
Tom yam thale – Mixed seafood like prawns, clams, squid and fish
Tom yam nam khon – Prawns with coconut milk
Tom yam kha mu – Pork knuckles
A very popular dish in neighbouring countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. A really must try specially for those who love their food hot.