Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tom Yum Soup with Noodles (Vegan)


Thai Noodle Soup - as I have posted before - is a favourite in this house. Light on the stomach and tongue tickling to the palate, it's an instant favourite! I'm posting this last but it was a wonderful beginning to the Thai meal I cooked for a friend and her daughter.

There was also Som Tam Mia Noi - a piquant salad of cucumber and cherry tomatoes tossed with a dressing made of garlic, chillies, jaggery, lime juice and soy sauce pounded together and served over with crushed,roasted peanuts - and a creamy Thai Red Curry (Gaeng Daeng) with babycorn, mushrooms, bell pepper and tofu.


My version of Tom Yum Soup is almost the same as this one here (which could probably be called Tom Kha). The changes I made to that recipe -
--- I added 2 fresh red chillies, cubes of tofu, sliced galangal and ginger.
--- I did away with the coconut milk and the peanut butter.
--- I added a stalk of lemon grass and several stalks of coriander leaves.
--- I put in a tsp of the Thai Red Curry paste (more if you want it spicy) and increased the vegetable stock.

I know I know, seems like a lot of changes - but really - its very, very simple. (Sigh.. If you really think I'm being lazy and would like to know the complete recipe, please mail me and I will send it to you.)

Coincidentally, just after I posted the first of the Thai dishes I made, Priya of Akshayapaatram announced the next edition of Vaishali's event It's a Vegan World and the theme she picked was Thai! So sending the Thai Noodle Soup to Priya - can't wait for the delicious round up!

17 comments:

Arch said...

Tom Yum is my all time favourite..lovely one..i did send a mail to jugalbandi, but that bounced back too !!

Happy cook said...

Wow that soup looks so delicous.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks comforting and yum.....

Sandeepa said...

I love all Thais soups but always order Tom Yam Goong with shrimp. This Vegan version looks too good.

And what a nice b'fast picnic you had. I cannot get up before 8:00 on weekends :(

Asha said...

I love the name Tom Yum, very yummy! :)

indosungod said...

this is my most favorite soup. Galangal after trying once has also become my favorite spice.

Cham said...

Looks spicy Miri, the soup is light !

Miri said...

Arch - I will send a mail and check.

Miri said...

Thanks KF and Happy Cook!

Miri said...

Sandeepa, we don't have much of a choice in our households because the kids are early risers - so might as well get them out of the house instead of bouncing off the walls at home!

Miri said...

Indo and Cham - I love the spices in this soup too!

Vaishali said...

Sounds so delicious, Miri-- all those vibrant flavors must be just heaven in a bowl. I'm sure your friend and her daughter would have loved it!

EC said...

Looks so good..yummy

DEESHA said...

lovely delicious soup

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow...who can resist Thai soup, right. Very inviting...sunds authentic too.

Sig said...

Tom "Yummmm" Indeed :)

Cynthia said...

I love the flavour of Tom Yum. Look at those silky noodles.