Monday, March 23, 2009

Soup - Shrimp Tom Yum Soup

Thai style ‘Tom Yum’ is a hot and sour soup that Penang people like very much. There are several brands of Tom Yum paste, but some are not to my taste. I found‘Por Kwan’brand of Tom Yum paste at a store here; the taste is not bad. Mmm.. my mouth starts to water and I feel my throat start to tingle thinking about the tartness. Let’s cook some shrimp Tom Yum soup!

Ingredients – Makes 2 servings

  • 2 cups water
  • 3 Tbsp Tom Yum paste
  • 4-6 shrimps
  • 4 leaves cabbage, cut
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 3-4 stalks mint leaves
  • A pinch of salt or to taste
  • A pinch of sugar or to taste


  1. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil. Add cabbage, carrots and Tom Yum paste to the boiling water, and cook about 10-15 mins.
  2. Add shrimps, salt and sugar, stir well. Let it come to a boil again and cook until the shrimp is done, then turn off the heat.
  3. Pour the soup into a bowl, garnish with mint leaves. Serve while the soup is still warm.

泰国的Tom Yum味料汤酸酸辣辣的,很受槟城人的欢迎。Tom Yum酱有很不少的牌子,有些味道不合口味,我在这儿买到‘Por Kwan’牌的Tom Yum酱,味道不错。嗯..想到它,喉咙感觉酸酸流口水,就来煮Tom Yum虾汤吧!

材料 - 2人份量

  • 2杯 水
  • 3汤匙 Tom Yum
  • 4-6只 虾
  • 4瓣 包心菜,切段
  • 1条 红萝卜,切片
  • 3-4根 薄荷叶
  • 少许或试味 盐
  • 少许或试味 糖


  1. 加水在锅并放在热炉煮沸,加入包心菜、红萝卜和Tom Yum酱,煮约10-15分钟。
  2. 加入虾、盐和糖,稍搅拌。再煮沸及虾熟后即可关掉炉火。
  3. Tom Yum汤盛于碗,加上薄荷叶。稍热食用。

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