Tom Yam Kung, being one of the best foods in the world, is cooked in many variations. Although the main focus of this recipe is shrimps, we will try another version in consideration for people who are allergic to seafood.
If you are down with the flu or even a common cold, then this is the best dish for you. The Tom Yam Kung has been known to have components that help eliminate flu viruses. It helps improve your immune system and prevent the build up of cancer cells. This is because of the Tom Yam Kung’s sour and spicy flavor. With these tastes combined, it helps unclog the nose.
To add an extra pleasure, we will add another ingredient to add texture to the dish: rice noodles.
The Tom Yam Kung recipe can easily be prepared. You will need:
- 6 cups of chicken stock
- 3 pieces of chicken breast
- 1 can of shiitake mushrooms
- 1 small pack of rice noodles (vermicelli)
- 2 stalks of lemongrass
- 2 smashed red chillies
- 1 piece of galangal or ginger
- 3 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 cup of coconut milk
- 4 tbsp. of lime juice
- 1 tbsp. fish sauce
- 1 tsp. of brown sugar
- 1 chopped onion
- 1 cup of chopped spring onion
- 2 tomatoes cut in wedges
- 1 cup of coriander leaves
Tom Yam Kung Recipe
- Soak the vermicelli noodles and set aside.
- On your stove, set the heat to high.
- In a pot, pour the chicken stock and wait for about 10 minutes.
- Add the lemongrass, galangal or ginger, kaffir lime leaves, and chillies.
- Allow to boil for about 5 minutes.
- Add the pieces of chicken breast and allow boiling time of 5 minutes, or when the chicken is cooked.
- Set the heat to medium and gently add the coconut milk.
- Pour the lime juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, shiitake mushrooms and onions.
- Simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the vermicelli noodles and wait for about 3 minutes.
- Add the tomatoes and simmer for 1 minute.
- Feel free to adjust the taste to your liking. Add more lime juice if you want a more sour soup. If you a desire a saltier soup, then add fish sauce.
- Pour contents in a bowl and top with spring onions and coriander.
- This recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Isn’t it amazing how you can learn to cook one of the most celebrated Thai dishes? You can have this soup as an appetizer, or simply have it with rice.
The generous aroma and scrumptious taste will surely let you enjoy the wonderful flavors of Thailand!