During your trip to Bangkok do not forget to binge on traditional Thai dishes. The lip smacking variety of authentic Thai cuisine is sure to take you on a satisfying gastronomic journey. There is a wide array of restaurants in Bangkok ranging from high end restaurants to street food shops where you will get delicious Thai meals that are spicy, salty, sweet and sour. Do not forget to taste Tom Yum which is one of the most popular dishes of Thai cuisine. You will get this tasty soup any Thai restaurant or food shop. If you are fond of spicy food and seafood then you are sure to love this Thai soup.
Tom yum is one of the most well known dishes in Thai dishes. Though originated in Thailand, the dish is also served widely in many of the neighboring countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. At present it has become one of the favorite dishes among the food lovers of the world. With this simple fact you can well imagine about the popularity of this dish.
Characterized by its hot and sour flavors as well as a generous use of fragrant herbs Tom Yum is sure to overwhelm your taste buds. The basic broth of the Thai soup is made from a number of ingredients which include lemon grass, galangal, shallot, lime juice, tamarind, crushed chili peppers and leaves of Kaffir lime. Fish sauce is also used in this dish to create and enhance its distinct flavor.
Tom yum is made with a number of materials. Some of the well known variety of this dish includes tom yum goong which is made from prawns, tom yum gai which is made with chicken, tom yum pla made with fish and tom yum talay or tom yum po taek. The last variety of tom yum is made with mixed seafood and oyster mushrooms. The dish is garnished with fresh chopped coriander leaves. Tom yum nam khon is another less known variety of this dish.
Tom yum is a well known Thai delicacy that tastes great and smells great too. If you are not trying tom yum on your trip to Bangkok, trust me, you are missing something.