Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)


Tom Yum Goong (Spicy Shrimp Soup)

This dish is indeed the herbal Thai aromatic soup! A bold, refreshing blend of fragrant lemongrass, chillis, galangal, lime leaves, shallots, lime juice and fish sauce shape this classic soup, giving it its legendary herbal kick. Succulent fresh prawns and straw mushrooms lend it body and a little extra bite. Its fiery reddish-orange colour should set alarm bells ringing as to its spice level, and it doesn’t disappoint, with the heat radiating through to all parts of your body. Chicken soup might leave you feel better after a cold, but for a real kick up the back side, try tom yum kung if you’re suffering from the flu – it’s guaranteed to get you moving. This dish is normally eaten with rice.

A bowl of tom yum goong is easy to get in Bangkok, with most food stalls offering a warm bowl any time of the day. Prepare to get your taste buds tickled as the spice factor of tom yum goong is not for the faint of heart!


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