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  • Sadia Behzad

Travel the World Through Food (1): Thai Tom Yum Soup

Also known as hot and sour soup, Tom Yum soup is a culinary staple in its country of origin, Thailand, and rightfully so.

The broth of the soup is made from a combination of shrimp or chicken stock and fresh, aromatic ingredients such as kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, galangal, fish sauce, and crushed Thai peppers.

While some newer versions of the recipe include straw mushrooms, our homemade Thai red chili paste gives the soup a bright orange-red hue, and enhances its spiciness.

Next time when you crave for a generous serving of this healthy, hearty concoction, remember to visit Canteen Asia, housed in Back to Grills, our brick-and-mortar concept in Oud Metha, Dubai.

We follow the local Thai street food style tom yum soup recipe - not the most recent, fancy, creamy kind that involves the addition of coconut milk - for you to enjoy the authentic taste you’ll find in Thailand.

Thanks to its fantastically bold flavors, a steaming bowl of our Tom Yum soup will warm your soul and delight your taste buds.

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