Friday, October 8, 2010

Authentic Thai Tomyam Prawns Recipe - From the Land of Smiles

I have been experimenting with many Tomyam recipes and I still find that the ones served at Malay Stalls are still the best. Anyway, I tried to come out with a version that is as similar as possible. You can use only prawns or a mix of squid, chicken, meat and any other type of seafood. It is important to balance the sweetness and sourness to your own liking when cooking up a good bowl of Tomyam. Premixed Tomyam paste can be used if you cannot find fresh ingredients at your location.

Ingredients
Prawns, 500gms
Serai (Lemongrass), 3pcs, smashed
Daun Sup (Saderi, Chinese Celery), 1stalk, cut into 1 inch length
Onions, 2 pcs, cut into four
Kaffir Lime Leaves, 5 pcs
Water, 5 bowls
Nampla (Thai Fish Sauce, optional), 1 teaspoon
Tamarind paste, 3 table spoons, add water (remove seeds)
Sugar to taste Salt to taste
Chilly Boh or Chilly paste fried in oil, to taste
Cili padi (bird eye chilly), 5 pcs or more if you prefer it to be spicier
Oyster mushroom (optional), 1 bowl

Put water in pot and bring to a boil add in all the ingredients except the prawns and mushroom. Balance the sourness, sweetness and saltiness of the soup by tasting it. Boil for around 5 minutes. Add prawns and oyster mushroom. Boil for 1 minute and turn off the heat. Best eaten with scalded bihun (rice vermicelli) or plain rice with a plate of Telur Dadar (Onion Omelette) .

17 comments:

reanaclaire said...

I love tomyam... long time i didnt have that... now thinking of that, my mouth feels sourish.. hahaha..

Merryn said...

ooooooooo i can smell it... can taste it.... adoi... n it's midnite now.. :(

fufu said...

how i wish i could get serai and daun sup here... i just cook curry last week...didnt have daun kari ><...miss cili padi too...

wenn said...

i'm not quite into tom yam..too sour for me.

Angie's Recipes said...

The dish looks so delish and full of flavours!

Alice Law said...

Should taste nice, I love Tom Yam and thank for the recipe!;)

Have a wonderful week ahead!

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

WOW, TomYum!!! My Hubby's fav ;)

The best we had in Malaysia would be Amarin Heavenly Thai, Midvalley! heheh...

suituapui said...

Yum! It looks goooooood!!!! LOL!!!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I'm attracted by the prawns...

smallkucing said...

looks good but am lazy to cook., Maybe can bodek "someone" to cook kakaka

Wai Kitt said...

Your tomyam really make me mouth watering now. I also lazy to cook like smallkucing, so may i order from you for me and smallkucing as well cox we know that you still got plenty of seafoods..kakaka!

Mei Teng said...

Tom yam with prawns is yummy.

Ann said...

I cheat, and use paste from Thailand, add my own little bit of ginger.garlic and onion and assam apste.

Mt son loves it.

Bananazஇ said...

Wowie aTOMmic Yam kung...yummy sabai sabai..

mNhL said...

Yes...agree...the malay stalls tomyam are very nice....definitely different from those using paste to cook.

Caroline Ng May Ling said...

hahaha! just ate tomyam prawns last night! yummy!

Annie Q said...

tomyam prawns? Yummy!!! So this is the prawns that you brought back from Lumut?

You post on prawns dish, STP also post a lot on prawns dish lately. LOL!

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