Tom Yum noodles a popular Thai dish that won the hearts of many food lovers worldwide. The spicy, tangy noodle dish is known for its spicy and lime, and yet a slight hint of sweet flavors. Perfect for those who love a burst of flavors in their mouth. Tom Yum noodles is made with rice noodles, or egg noodles, aromatic herbs and a broth made of lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and chilies. Resulting in a perfect balance of spicy, sour and savory.
We will take you on a journey through the origin, ingredients, health benefits and recipe of this mouth-watering Thai dish. Of course Salaryman Cooking recommendation of where to find great Tom Yum noodles to try from Phuket to Bangkok street food stalls. Come and let's go on this spicy and tangy journey together.
For more noodles dishes in Southeast Asia check out our 9 best noodles dishes you must try.
How to Cook Tom Yum Noodles?
Well cooking Tom Yum noodles at the comfort of your own home is basically cooking Tom Yum soup but with a slight twist. You do not need the achromatic herbs as you are cooking Tom Yum soup. But with the noodle dish you still want the aroma of from the lemon grass and limes use.
200 g rice noodles
1 stalk lemongrass
3 slices of galangal
2 tbsp fish
1 tabsp sugar
2 tbsp lime juice
2 clove of garlic
200 g chicken or pork
Soak the noodles in warm water for 20 minutes and drain.
Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil in a pot.
Add chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes.
Add garlic, shallots, vegetables. Cook for another 2 minutes.
Serve it hot with the noodles
In Salaryman Cooking we like quick, simple, easy yet delicious and creative food. You are busy and slightly tired from work and want a quick meal to cook dinner at home such as Tom Yum noodles we offer a trick. As with our Panang Curry recipe and dish.
You can use Roi Thai to make Tom Yum soup and use egg noodles from a packet to make boil the noodles in warm water and just sit back for the delicious meal to complete in 20 minutes.
Tom Yum Noodles Health Benefits
Tom Yum Noodles is not only delicious but also has various health benefits. The dish is low in calories and high in nutrients, making it a healthy meal option. Some of the health benefits of Tom Yum Noodles are:
- Helps in digestion: The lemongrass, galangal, and lime leaves in the broth aid in digestion and help to reduce bloating and gas.
- Boosts immunity: The chilies in the dish are rich in Vitamin C, which helps to boost immunity.
- Good for the heart: The dish contains shrimp or chicken, which are rich in protein and low in saturated fat, making it good for the heart.
- Helps in weight loss: Bowl of noodle is low in calories and high in fiber, making it a great meal option for those trying to lose weight. Source
Origin of Noodles Dish
Tom Yum Noodles origin is in Thailand, where it is a staple food and the top 3 dish everyone eats and wants to try in Thailand. It is believed to have originated in central Thailand and has been a part of Thai cuisine for over a hundred years. The dish was initially made with just rice noodles and a broth made of aromatic herbs and spices. Later, it was modified to include various vegetables, meats, and seafood to make it a complete meal.
In present day they are so many variable of Tom Yum noodles dish to try in Thailand. From having raw egg inside the soup, to having crispy wanton on the side. Or just lots of dry chili flakes and spices in your bowl of noodle. Surprisingly you can Tom Yum noodles as a soup dish or even the dry version. (PS: sometimes the dry noodle dish is even better).
Thailand as a whole is not only known of Tom Yum noodles, but you have the famous nutty and dry noodles of Pad Thai. Check out our easy to do Pad Thai noodle recipe at home.
Recommend Bangkok to Phuket Places To Try
We have 4 recommend street food stalls to try delicious Tom Yum noodles for your to slurp away it the bouncy noodle, with some fish balls, chilies and of course the lime flavors. We are going to recommend two street food location each in the cities. As in Phuket there is just not only Tom Yum to try, but you have the iconic yellow Hokkien Mee noodles in Phuket you must try.
|Cities||Street Food Stalls|
|Bangkok||Yaowarat Road, Chinatown and Jeh Oh Soi Chula|
|Phuket||Banzaan Fresh Market, Soi Bangla Night Market and Noodle House, Thalang District|
Tom Yum Noodles is a dish that is loved by many for its delicious flavors and health benefits. This dish is perfect for those who love a burst of flavors in their mouth and is also a great meal option for those trying to lose weight. With its simple recipe and easy-to-find ingredients, Tom Yum Noodles is a dish that can be easily made at home.
A stable food in Thailand that you can find it at any street corner in the country. A dish that can cost you 50 THB to 600 THB, depending of the places you are eating. However the best place to eat Tom Yum noodle is to try it at home. As you can get the flavors you want at home with the benefits for watching your favorite Netflix show at the comfort of your own dining table or sofa.
So, next time you are craving something spicy and tangy, try making Tom Yum Noodles, and you won't be disappointed!