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    Hi,

    Been trying to cook tom yam soup at home - tried a few
    diff brands of those ready made tom yam paste but taste still
    not that good.

    Anyone can help to reco some ready-made tom yam paste ?

    THANKS !

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    Cannot remember off-hand the brand of the paste that i frequently used... But for the best results, i usually add additional spices like 1)lemon grass, 2) curry leaf, 3) juice from squeezed lime: those big ones, 4) fish sauce...

    Then aroy mak!

    Remember already... its Dancing Chef,green packaging. Available at leading supermarkets and convenience stores . Or you can buy it by the tub @ Tekka Market, Thai Section if you REALLY like Tom Yam.
    Last edited by tert; 5th January 2004 at 11:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kst
    Hi,

    Been trying to cook tom yam soup at home - tried a few
    diff brands of those ready made tom yam paste but taste still
    not that good.

    Anyone can help to reco some ready-made tom yam paste ?

    THANKS !
    Try KNORR Tom Yam cubes. IMO

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    I find that with coconut milk in the tom yum taste better.

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    WOW ! Seems like I got a few options to try out.

    Thanks for all the responses so far.

    Anyone else ?


    THANKS AGAIN !

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    hi

    u want the original receipe for Tom Yam soup? My thai frens tell me they dun use the tom yam paste most of the time.

    lemon grass ( put more and
    basil leaves (not very sure abt this one but it's the leaves that they have with curry)
    blue ginger
    tomatoes
    chilli padi (lots of it ....)
    onions
    fish sauce (add when soup is ready)
    Thai Limes (add when the soup is ready)
    Mushrooms, prawn, chicken (whatever u want to eat)

    Just boil everything in a pot. I cook by "aga"ration so everything is by taste. no exact proportions. Otherwise , you can buy a pack of tom yam ingredients from the Thai Supermarket at Golden Mile Complex. Just put everything in a pot and boil.

    hope i din miss out anything. have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bummie
    hi

    u want the original receipe for Tom Yam soup? My thai frens tell me they dun use the tom yam paste most of the time.

    lemon grass ( put more and
    basil leaves (not very sure abt this one but it's the leaves that they have with curry)
    blue ginger
    tomatoes
    chilli padi (lots of it ....)
    onions
    fish sauce (add when soup is ready)
    Thai Limes (add when the soup is ready)
    Mushrooms, prawn, chicken (whatever u want to eat)

    Just boil everything in a pot. I cook by "aga"ration so everything is by taste. no exact proportions. Otherwise , you can buy a pack of tom yam ingredients from the Thai Supermarket at Golden Mile Complex. Just put everything in a pot and boil.

    hope i din miss out anything. have fun!
    Thanks for the recipe ! Will try that when I have time.

    Seems like 2 persons has suggested putting fish sauce.

    I'm new to fish sauce - Care to elaborate more - such as which brand
    to look for and how you use it ?

    THANKS !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kst
    Thanks for the recipe ! Will try that when I have time.

    Seems like 2 persons has suggested putting fish sauce.

    I'm new to fish sauce - Care to elaborate more - such as which brand
    to look for and how you use it ?

    THANKS !

    Go to golden mile complex ..... u can buy every Thailand things from there ..... at the sametime, ask the store keeper how to cook and which brand to use .... they more experiences......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bummie
    hi

    u want the original receipe for Tom Yam soup? My thai frens tell me they dun use the tom yam paste most of the time.

    lemon grass ( put more and
    basil leaves (not very sure abt this one but it's the leaves that they have with curry)
    blue ginger
    tomatoes
    chilli padi (lots of it ....)
    onions
    fish sauce (add when soup is ready)
    Thai Limes (add when the soup is ready)
    Mushrooms, prawn, chicken (whatever u want to eat)

    Just boil everything in a pot. I cook by "aga"ration so everything is by taste. no exact proportions. Otherwise , you can buy a pack of tom yam ingredients from the Thai Supermarket at Golden Mile Complex. Just put everything in a pot and boil.

    hope i din miss out anything. have fun!
    You forgot to add thai chilli paste, lady brand.
    I would also add milk for taste and colouring.

    The primary "tom yam" soup base must have blue ginger, lemongrass, chilli padi, thai lime (do not squeeze them dry) , chilli paste and nam pla (fish sauce)

    mamma mia.

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    For those who are interested, this is the popular brand of nam pla:
    http://importfood.com/sati7501.html

    Almost every shop at golden mile would have it.

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    Thanks for the info !

    To be frank, this is the first time I heard of fish sauce !

    Will definitely TRY TRY TRY !

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    Quote Originally Posted by kst
    Hi,

    Been trying to cook tom yam soup at home - tried a few
    diff brands of those ready made tom yam paste but taste still
    not that good.

    Anyone can help to reco some ready-made tom yam paste ?

    THANKS !
    it's not ez to make tom yam soup

    and pls never use tom yam paste.. they just sucks

    go the same with lasagna or spagetti
    never use pre-mixed paste... starts from scratch

    i will give u the receipe tonite

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