Tom Yam – Gourmets cannot miss it in Thailand

The combination of special spicy hot and sour makes the difference in Tom Yam, a traditional food of Thailand. Thanks to the balance of the spiciness, sour, salt, sweetness and the fragrance from the herbs, Tom Yam provides us memorable smell with unique flavor. Visiting almost restaurants in Thailand, you can choose a bowl of Tom Yam just as an ideal starter, also as a main dish paired with rice. Most surprisingly, Tom Yam is also great food to prevent flu and cancer

Tom Yam Goong is served in Bangkok, Thailand

Tom Yam Goong is served in Bangkok, Thailand

The word “Tom Yam” derived from two Thai words: Tom and Yam. “Tom” represents for the time of cooking, and “Yam” stands for Thailand spicy and sour salad. Indeed, Tom Yam is characterized by its distinct hot and sour as its name and fragrant herbs added. All fresh ingredients are specifically chosen to make the greatest soup: lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce and crushes chili peppers. In the modern popularized versions, the soup also contains mushrooms – usually straw mushrooms or oyster mushrooms. The soup often includes meats such as chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp. But Tom Yam Goong (shrimp taste) is voted one of the most delicious and most favorite dishes among both foreigners and Thais. It always in the top ten list of not only most delicious but also most famous and most popular foods in the world as well. The soup is often topped with generous sprinkling of fresh chopped cilantro (coriander leaves). Sometimes Thai chillis added gives the soup a bright orange color and makes the chili flavor more pronounced.

Bright orange color Tom Yam soup

Bright orange color Tom Yam soup

In addition, we can also try on Tom Kha Soup in Thailand with coconut base, which is better for those gourmets whose like milder taste. During the time you enjoy it, you can even feel the real dedication of the person to making this luxurious soup in each soup spoon

Vegetable Tom Kha Soup with coconut base

Vegetable Tom Kha Soup with coconut base

Let’s do some search and find out a fine dining for Tom Yam to experience the best dish ever that Thailand has to offer.

The Indochina Voyages Team!

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