A Thai Taste Known Worldwide

by Exotissimo Travel, Nov 17, 2009 | Destinations: Thailand
Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp

Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp

Hot and Sour Soup with Shrimp

No Thai experience is ever complete without trying one of the country’s famous foods: Tom Yum Goong. This dish really embodies the flavor Thai food is known for, mainly sour and spiciness. If you have trouble with the spice, you can always request it to be lowered or eliminated upon ordering.

You must have the right ingredients and preparation methods in order to acquire the authentic Thai taste. The broth is typically made from lemon grass, ginger, galangal, shallots, lime juice, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves, tamarind and chili peppers. Shrimp is just one of the ingredients used in the soup. You may prefer to have pork, chicken, beef, fish mushroom or nothing at all instead.

The dish also comes in two other forms, a clear soup call Tom Yum Num Sai or a thick orange version named Tom Yum Num Khon (with coconut milk). Enjoy the soup as a standalone meal or with rice and any accompanying array of foods.

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Exotissimo arranges home stays where you can learn how to make Tom Yum Goong from a Thai family. It is a great way to experience the lifestyle of a Thai family and learn about the ingredients and preparation methods of this soup and other dishes.

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