91 Comments

  1. Biny Anoop
    July 8, 2011 @ 6:45 pm

    wow u have there everythg i love…umm slurp…pass that bowl pls

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  2. Sobha Shyam
    July 8, 2011 @ 6:51 pm

    The soup looks great, interesting recipe name n soup!!

    Ongoing Event at Good Food:
    COOK IT HEALTHY:PROTEINicious

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  3. Annapet
    July 8, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

    One of my favorite dishes, truly. I wish we can get fresh seafood here easily. One would think…We’re by the bay and by the ocean yet seafood is not easy to get.

    Thank you for sharing this!

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  4. Mugdha
    July 8, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    yummy soup…slurp slurp..:)

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  5. Trish
    July 8, 2011 @ 7:07 pm

    Wow, this soup sounds amazing. Great flavors? Would you be interested in featuring this recipe as a guest post on my blog? Email me at dishbytrish@gmail.com

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  6. Belinda @zomppa
    July 8, 2011 @ 7:17 pm

    I’m a huge fan. Where can I get a bowl?

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  7. Mary
    July 8, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

    I learned a great deal today. Your soup sounds wonderful. I hope you have a good evening. Blessings…Mary

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  8. Foodycat
    July 8, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    Stunning! I am actually making my favourite tom yum for dinner tomorrow – with oxtail. I braised my oxtail today so it is nice and sticky.

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  9. Foodness Gracious
    July 8, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

    A favorite of mine. yours looks awesome and I can almost smell the fragrance!!
    Thanks..

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  10. kankana
    July 8, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    This is my fav fav fav thai soup . or thai dish. I have been thinking for a long time now to make this soup. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  11. Junia
    July 8, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    wow this looks amazing! i don’t know too much about lemongrass but i’ve been meaning to try it out. thanks for the tips on finding the perfect one!

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  12. Parsley Sage
    July 9, 2011 @ 12:04 am

    Great looking soup! We’ve got a restaurant in Cayman that does Tom Yum Goong but it doesn’t look half as good as yours!

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  13. yummychunklet
    July 9, 2011 @ 2:53 am

    I love the look of this soup. So delicious!

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  14. Amelia's De-ssert
    July 9, 2011 @ 3:30 am

    Delicious tom Yum, I don’t mind to pinch some of the prawns, LOL

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  15. PINOY KITCHENETTE
    July 9, 2011 @ 6:28 am

    delicious! so mouth-watering!

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  16. Tamara
    July 9, 2011 @ 9:49 am

    this is great! I have recently tried Thai green curry rice and instantly fell in love with Thai cuisine. This recipe sounds great. Only, here in Croatia we don’t have lemongrass, it’s nowhere to be found, not even on largest markets.

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  17. purabi naha
    July 9, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    Thanks, all, for your comments on Tom Yum Goong.

    Tamara, oh, doesn’t Croatia have an Asian market? Why don’t you check the dry spices section (for dry lemongrass powder) in your superstore. In some countries, lemongrass is also sold in the frozen veggies and herbs section of superstores. If not available, you can try substituting 1 tbsp lime zest. But I am afraid, it won’t taste that authentic.

    Amelia, you know something! The soup tastes much better than the prawns in them! So nice to hear from you!!

    Foodycat, oh, I have seen eople buying oxtail here in Hong Kong. That sounds a great idea to put oxtail into the soup. In that case it would be another Tom Yum dish! That’s really a great suggestion, Foodycat! Thanks.

    Belinda, I am always there to serve you happily!! Thanks for the appreciation.

    Annapet, that’s really surprising that you live so close to huge water bodies, but don’t get fresh seafood! Why is it so? Come over to Hong Kong!!

    Parsley Sage, really? Oh, so sweet of you to have said that!! I am flattered!

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  18. Kelly
    July 9, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    This looks incredibly delicious!! 🙂

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  19. janet@fromcupcakestocaviar
    July 9, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    This sounds so delicious Purabi and I love love love your presentation. The photo is beautiful. 🙂 Definitely buzzed this!

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  20. Ann
    July 9, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

    Oh, MY! That is absolutely incredible! I’m allergic to prawns (and all seafood) but I just love them! The allergy is only 8 years old…..darn it! This soup is absolutely beautiful and it looks so delicious! Your photos and information – particularly about the lemon grass – is – WOW! I wish I could explain myself better…this one is stunning! Buzzed it with high hopes for the Top 9!

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  21. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    July 9, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    Those Prawns look amazing! Awesome job purabi I can taste the flavors jumping off your photos!

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  22. S.V.
    July 9, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

    This is one of my favorite thai dishes. Looks fantastic!

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  23. Valarmathi Sanjeev
    July 9, 2011 @ 5:10 pm

    Wow…..soup looks wonderful and absolutely delicious.

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  24. weirdcombos
    July 9, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

    Purabi,

    Tom yum is my absolute favorite Thai soup. I went to Thailand several years ago and took a Thai cooking class in Chiang Mai. One of the dishes we learned to make was this one. Good times! I love the balance of sweet, spicy, salty and umami, flavors in this soup.
    Your blog rocks! Thanks for stopping by our blog recently!
    Heguiberto

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  25. My Home Diary in Turkey
    July 9, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    Sllrruuuuppp….congratulation to make me drooling all over this post… this is absolutely my fave meal! and you presented it so lovely..!

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  26. Cheap Ethnic Eatz
    July 9, 2011 @ 8:09 pm

    Such an information packed post whit so many of my favorite flavors described. OK I can do without the full head attached though I have to admit, but besides that looks amazing.

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  27. Tina @flourtrader
    July 9, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    Pass me that soup please! This sounds fantastic and your photos are making me hungry. Good tips on choosing the best ingredients. Another great post!

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  28. Gera@SweetsFoodsBlog
    July 10, 2011 @ 12:25 am

    Stunning those prawns and the overall soup need urgently one for the cold day here 😉

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  29. Pacheco Patty
    July 10, 2011 @ 4:07 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment;-)
    I enjoyed your blog, particularly your photos and how well you organized all your information, great job- you’ve made a very clear easy to follow recipe.
    I love Thai cuisine but generally treat myself to dinner at a good Thai restaurant but your soup looks like a wonderful recipe to try at home, thanks for sharing;-)

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  30. Nava.K
    July 10, 2011 @ 11:06 am

    How not to like this recipe of tom yam, we at home have this most of the time although the recipe varies in some way. Yummy and yep, great with rice.

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  31. Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane
    July 10, 2011 @ 6:07 pm

    Thanks for your visit! I actually went to Malaysia last summer and discovered Tom Yam paste, but we never made it from scratch, just from a tin. This looks really yummy!

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  32. Aiman
    July 10, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    Yum! this sounds very lemony, pure thai style. very brave of you to make this. I might ruin it.

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  33. Carolyn
    July 10, 2011 @ 7:35 pm

    Yum, I love Tom Yum soup. Great recipe! Buzzed.

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  34. Rebecca from Chow and Chatter
    July 10, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

    wow what a fab soup 🙂 thanks for the kind comment on the blog wish u much happiness

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  35. Manja
    July 10, 2011 @ 9:20 pm

    Fantastic! wow that looks very delicous. Now i am hungry T.T i have book the recipe, i will try it out^^ i like healthy food

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  36. Megan @ The Fresh Fridge
    July 10, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    This looks delicious! I have always loved hot and sour soup, but never tried it with prawns. I will have to make this one for sure!

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  37. Nami @ Just One Cookbook
    July 10, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    OMG! Tom Yum Goong is one of my favorite soop…maybe top 3?! This looks SOOOOO good and I’m so happy you shared this recipe. Obviously I tried making this once and…um…it was far from traditional Tom Yum Goong. This recipe is a keeper for me. Thank you for sharing this! So excited!

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  38. Cheah
    July 10, 2011 @ 11:06 pm

    Wow, this looks gorgeous. How not to drool when I’m a fan of Thai food, especially this appetising soup!

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  39. Torviewtoronto
    July 10, 2011 @ 11:24 pm

    flavourful soup looks wonderfully delicious lovely pictures

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  40. Zoe
    July 10, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    This soup has a very generous serve of ingredients! Delicious!

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  41. Dara
    July 10, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    Gorgeous recipe! Well done. Love Tom Yum soup!

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  42. cookingvarieties
    July 11, 2011 @ 5:12 am

    hi purabi, how are you doing, your tom yam looks delicious. i love tom yam very much, we are close neighbors with Thai, so there’s plenty around at food outlets, but again, the taste may not be so good.
    i prefer to fix it myself, but i buy the ready made paste as additional flavor.
    surprise you have have kaffir lime leaves too.
    have a wonderful day…o ya after you commented, there.s another new one soon after 🙂

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  43. freeeatsfood.com
    July 11, 2011 @ 5:22 am

    This is actually my number one favorite soup when I go out to Thai food. Unfortunately we live in a rather remote area, so going out to Thai food is a rare pleasure. Even better though to make my own! Thank you for the detailed recipe. I can’t wait to try it.

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  44. Tenina
    July 11, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    This soup looks amazing…I LOVE Thai food.

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  45. a girl's diary
    July 11, 2011 @ 9:45 am

    Hi Purabi….I just bumped into your lovely blog….prawns have always been my weakness….and this delicious soup is making me crazy right now….happy to follow your space 🙂

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  46. Food, Fun and Life in the Charente
    July 11, 2011 @ 10:00 am

    Great post and recipe. I wish we had an Asian supermarket nearby to be able to buy the ingredients. We have one near the house in the UK but it not much help when I am in France! Diane

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  47. Kimberly (unrivaledkitch)
    July 11, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    those prawns are just beautiful. amazing soup cheers

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  48. Adrian (Food Rehab)
    July 11, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    This is a perfect winter warmer and totally loving it with all the seafood! Amazing.

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  49. sherri lynn
    July 11, 2011 @ 2:25 pm

    This looks good! In China we had prawns all the time – I love them!

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  50. Indie.Tea
    July 11, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    It sounds delicious, spicy and hot and fresh…I love how you filled the broth with a lot of prawns, etc.

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  51. Manju
    July 11, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    mm..mm..looks soo very light and flavorful!

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  52. alana
    July 11, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

    Looks amazing!

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  53. Faith
    July 11, 2011 @ 7:36 pm

    What a beautiful and flavorful soup this is! I love all the different components and I think my hubby would adore it too!

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  54. Emily Malloy
    July 11, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    Absolutely beautiful!

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  55. Jennifer (Delicieux)
    July 12, 2011 @ 2:38 am

    Your Tom Yum looks gorgeous!! Also thanks for sharing your lemongrass storage tip. I never knew to store it in a paper bag.

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  56. Sandra
    July 12, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    I enjoyed reading about this dish Purabi! What a great flavor.just wonderful! I love your photos too! Thanks so much for sharing and have a wonderful week ahead!

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  57. Lilly
    July 12, 2011 @ 8:53 am

    I love this soup!! You made it just as the ones in the restaurant! Can’t wait to make myself a bowl…or a whole pot!

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  58. Manu
    July 12, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Wow! This soup looks like it has come out of some 5 star Thai restaurant! You did a great job! Thanks on the tips on how to chose lemon grass… I love it but I only just started cooking with it, so your tips are going to be very helpful for me! 🙂

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  59. Dzoli
    July 12, 2011 @ 9:43 am

    I have been to Thailand several times.I love the food,I eat tonns of fruit which is avaialble everywhere I love the smell of spices and I love smiles everywhere.I love your soep too;)

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  60. Tes
    July 12, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    I makes Tom Yum today, too 🙂 but tom Yum noodle … Yours looks so good. Just like how my mom used to make 🙂

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  61. michelangelo in the kitchen
    July 12, 2011 @ 12:43 pm

    Pn, this is my favorite soup! I am amazed at how you get all the right ingredients together to make an authentic Thai soup! Wonderful demo you have. Thanks for these tips to get the optimum flavor of the condiments! Just love it! Cheers!!!

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  62. SavithaRaj's Spice Land
    July 12, 2011 @ 2:11 pm

    Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your lovely comments, the Tom Yum looks very delicious and am very impressed with your presentation, I am following you right away for more rocking recipes…

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  63. Mother Rimmy
    July 12, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    Beautiful soup. I can just taste the flavor of the prawns and mushrooms. Lovely!

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  64. Peggy
    July 12, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

    This sounds like such a delicious soup! Great tips in this post too =)

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  65. Swathi
    July 12, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    Delicious soup I am fan of thai cuisine. thanks for visiting my blog. you have a wonderful space too.

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  66. kothiyavunu.com
    July 12, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    great soup..looks so warm and inviting and nurturing!

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  67. Christine's Pantry
    July 12, 2011 @ 8:10 pm

    The soup looks great!

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  68. Ushnish Ghosh
    July 13, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    Dear Purabi
    I had almost missed this post! Old age is catching on, it seems, ha ha. Awesome recipe!! I have with me fully dressed up tiger prawns and will try this one. Hope will get all the ingredients. Have a look at my blog ” Recent encounter with the tigress”, you will like it. I got used to eating prawns with out cleaning the head and de-veining during my long stay in KL, Vietnam and Korea. When I used to chew the head , they used to look at me, with more of disgust rather than curiosity. But here I have to clean to chew the head!! ( Chhele bela theke Parents der matha chibono-r training ta Prawn-er matha chibonor kaje lagchhe!!! Ha ha)
    I like your comment at my blog…yes this is a bangal recipe..for that matter , all dishes made out of wastes, have roots to Bangals. (I am a Bangal by birth but brought up in Orissa.). I can say, all the famous Bong cuisines have their roots to Calcutta and dhaka, a great fusion of recipes, thanks to the British and the elites of Calcutta. Anyway ..this is not the forum for debate on Bangal and Ghoti…which was there for fun..and doesn’t exist any more with younger generation. Try to read a book ” Calcuttea cook book” by Penguin…very nice book by Meenakshi.
    If we are coming to HK, I will invite myself to your place for a great dinner..ha ha .( chances are remote )
    Have a nice day

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  69. Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook
    July 13, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

    Looks fantastic. Such fresh and vibrant flavors!

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  70. Kitchen Belleicious
    July 13, 2011 @ 1:59 pm

    Oh I love these flavors together and combining them in a soup sounds delicious

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  71. Mary @Delightful Bitefuls
    July 13, 2011 @ 3:15 pm

    Lots going on in this recipe! Sounds delicious!!!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

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  72. purabi naha
    July 13, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Thank you everyone who commented on this post. I am looking forward to learning a lot more from you all!

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  73. Dr.Sameena Prathap
    July 13, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    wow…yummy bowl of soup…:)so glad i found you!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  74. Daksha
    July 14, 2011 @ 1:21 pm

    Hi! purbi, How r u ? now day I’m busy:(. This tom yum soup is looks incredibly delicious!! 🙂 we like thai food but jaaaaaa:).

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  75. Elisabeth
    July 14, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Purabi-Your incredible soup makes me want to try to make this…but I must confess, I will not even attempt to try to make it.

    I would just love to taste the authentic soup that you make, or maybe in our local Thai restaurant, which we have two really good ones in our area in S. Florida.
    Your step-by-step tutorial sure helps, but there’s no substitution for the way you made your amazing and yummy soup!

    I still want to pay forward your generous awards that you presented me with. I will do that ASAP, and thank you, again!
    Thanks for sharing:DDD

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  76. purabi naha
    July 14, 2011 @ 2:19 pm

    Daksha, thank you for your comment. Great to see you back!

    Elisabeth, I am so glad that you loved the recipe so much. Why don’t you enquire in the Asian stores in Florida about the ingredients? The aroma of lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves drives me crazy!
    Do try this dish in your Thai restaurant. But remember to ask them to add the chilli according to your tolerance level. It is actually a “hot” soup, but if you are making it at home, you can always alter the amount of chilli in it! Thanks for your comment, Elisabeth!

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  77. hemalata
    July 15, 2011 @ 5:13 am

    Yummy and delicious soup,simply superb.

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  78. carolinaheartstrings
    July 15, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I love hot and sour soup and this one looks fantastic. Great pictures.

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  79. The Mistress of Spices
    July 15, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    I love tom yum! It (in vegetarian version) was one of my favorite things to eat during our trip to Thailand in December, and one that I really enjoy making. Thanks for your version and for reminding me to put it on the menu soon!

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  80. Maja
    July 15, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    Looks awesome! I never try it, but I need to:) I love your blog 🙂

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  81. Food Glorious Food!
    July 15, 2011 @ 7:12 pm

    This is my favorite soup of all time!! Love your blog and following you for more great ideas! Would also like to invite you to follow my blog if you have the tome 🙂

    http://personalfoodjournal.blogspot.com

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  82. katrina
    July 16, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    Wow, this the first time I see straw mushrooms added, normally use oyster-mushrooms. Thanks for introducing this.

    We get very fresh straw mushrooms around here.

    Love Tomyam…. and notice here, Thai restaurants serve three different varieties. One using the chilly paste, coconut milk and the third just plain. Is this because of cooking methods from different Thai provinces? Anyway love all types.

    I already linked your blog under ckata.

    Thanks for sharing

    Cheers
    Katrina

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  83. Catherine
    July 17, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    Wow!! This really sounds good! I know that my son would love it. Blessings, Catherine

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  84. Nippon Nin
    July 17, 2011 @ 2:55 pm

    What an interesting dish and looks gorgeous!I have never heard about straw mushroom before though. I love to try this dish.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog.

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  85. purabi naha
    July 19, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    Thanks, everyone, for your motivating comments! All of you made me smile…

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  86. Viviane Bauquet Farre
    July 27, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    This dish is stunning to look at and I quite admire it’s informed heritage. Simply wonderful!

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  87. Lindsey@Lindselicious
    July 27, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

    Wow those are crazy looking prawns! What a yummy looking dish Purabi!

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  88. Kate@Diethood
    July 27, 2011 @ 10:04 pm

    What a delicious soup!!!

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  89. Brooks at Cakewalker
    August 10, 2011 @ 2:44 am

    Hi Purabi, I’m a fan of Thai cuisine, and I enjoy the way you write about the food with passion and intelligence. Thank you for sharing the recipe and keep up the delightful work!

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  90. Mike@ The Culinary Lens
    August 10, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    It took me a little getting used to in Thai restaurants not getting courses but once you get used to it you like it more.
    This soup looks so good, lemon grass and kafir leaves aroma gone wild LOL

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  91. Sarah Catherine
    August 12, 2011 @ 1:49 am

    This looks/sounds so good! If I could get all of those ingredients I would absolutely make this. I love thai food. I go to a little place and get mango curry and bubble smoothies, they always twist the straws into beautiful flowers.

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