Thai tom yum can be a flavoursome starter when served with a little steamed white rice or served with sticky rice as a main dish. You can either place some rice in a bowl and serve the soup on top or serve the rice on the side (I prefer it separate, I'm not a big fan of soggy rice).
What I love most about Tom Yum soup is the fantastic fresh flavours from the ingredients as they are being cooked whole in the water instead of being a paste or jelly. Tom yum goong (prawn) is the probably the most popular kind of tom yum soup, but I love seafood (Talay in Thai), so I generally add more in this particular soup.
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Tom Yum Taley
A popular hot and sour Thai soup. Today cook it with seafood such as prawns, squid and tuna!