Tom yam, the famous Thai cuisine presents a tempting spicy sour soup with complete topping, ranging from seafood such as shrimp, squid, mushroom and some vegetables which are definitely healthy and delicious for lunch. The words tom yam are derived from two Thai words: "Tom" refers to boiling process (soup, in this case). "Yam" refers to a kind of Thai spicy and sour salad. Thus, "tom yam" is Thai hot and sour soup.
Tom yam is blended with various fresh selected spices and seasonings. Such as the Thai chili sauce, cayenne pepper, lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice and fish sauce. No wonder the soup taste spicy and sour. One of tom yam characteristic is the fragrant coriander leaves and whole red cayenne pepper that put into soup right before it's served.