TomYum is a typical soup of Laos and Thailand , we can use different main ingredients for this recipe but the most popular one is shrimps which they called in Thailand as Tom Yum Goong. Hot and sour soup with shrimps that will surely make you have a runny nose :-) so make sure you have a hanky when you eat this delicious Thai dish. I used the ingredients that's available in my place so if my Tom Yum Goong is not really complete for your judgement, then this is just my version, maybe you can get an idea from it. Enjoy your cooking.
Ingredients:1 cup Shrimps
1 cup button mushrooms
1 cup straw mushrooms
3 sups water
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 stalk lemon grass
some lemon leaves
2 tablespoons sliced ginger
1 small onion
some cayenne or jalapeno pepper ( siling haba)
1 small packet Tom Yum Paste
salt or fish sauce to taste
Procedure:1. Clean the shrimps, remove the shell and slit at the back side or buttterflied.
2. In a pot put the water , onion and ginger then bring to boil, after boiling for a minute put the lemon grass, lemon leaves and mushrooms then simmer for 3 minutes stirring occasionally.
3. After 3 minutes put the Tom Yum Paste, chillis, salt then simmer for few minutes.
4. Add the shrimps and simmer for another few minutes, then add the coconut milk and simmer until done.
5. Serve it hot