Spicy, savoury, and tinged with a slight sourness, Tom Yum is truly a masterpiece and a Thai national treasure.
This soupy dish is loaded with shrimp broth at its core, with hints of dozens of herbs and ingredients including mushrooms, tomatoes, lemongrass, galangal, and kaffir lime leaves rounding off the fragrance of the bowl of sour and spicy soup.
Thailand’s Iconic National Dish, Tom Yum
The dish can be enjoyed as is, but it’s recommended to also try out the creamier coconut milk version (Tom Yum Goong Nam Kohn) for an extra kick in the palate. Though, the slightly sour and healthier version (Tom Yum Goong Nam Sai) is also an excellent option.
Tom Yum is an authentic Thai delicacy that the locals are very much passionate about. Moreover, you can even find this dish at just about any Thai restaurant around the world. But for the most authentic version, Bangkok city is the place to be. You can find this dish in almost every corner around Bangkok, from street vendors to upper-class Thai restaurants.
Where in Bangkok: Mit Ko Yuan, Tom Yum Goong Banglamphu