Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Seafood Tom Yam



One of the dishes that my mom cooks every Chinese New Year is seafood tom yam. Chinese must have big fish and big prawn for the Chinese New Year celebration. 大鱼大虾少不了!The pronunciation of fish (魚) is a homophone for "surpluses"(餘).

Mom rang me up this morning. She told me that she cooked tom yam for today's lunch. Ha, see I got free lunch again. That's the benefits I gain for staying near to my parent's house. :D

Ok, back to the topic on the seafood tom yam. Ingredients for the seafood tom yam includes big prawns, pomfrets, squids, enokitake, fishballs and tomatoes. Spices consists of tom yam paste, kaffir leaves, lime juice, lemon grass, bird's eye chilis and mint leaves. I like it to be as sour as possible, and the hotter it is, the better. :)

Tom yam is originated from Thailand. Does it sound weird to have tom yam as our Chinese New Year dish?

10 comments:

Selba said...

I love seafood tom yam!!!

Hehehe.. yeah, true lor... a bit weird for thai food on chinese new year but who can resist a bowl of the yummy seafood tom yum? ;)

Steven Goh said...

wah... looks hot and spicy. Wanted to take tomyam during the CNY but the wether was so hot so I give up and just take the usual pot only. Anyway, Gu Xi Fa Cai to you and your family, may your family as happy and healthy as the OX.

Ning said...

Happy "niu" year to you and your family! Tom Yum is good to have any day of the year! :)

pigpigscorner said...

LOoks really delicious! How can someone resist hot and sour food!

Little Inbox said...

Hahaha...I particularly love sour, hot and spicy food, so really couldn't resist lo...

Dora said...

Nope, it's not weird. As long as U pple love it. :)

Maybe U can try cooking Tom Yam Steamboat and then put in loads of food U pple like? ;p

mimid3vils said...

wow, make me salivating~~~~

Happy Niu Year!!!

Little Inbox said...

Dora, yalor, who cares? As long as we love it, why not?

Mimi, oh sorry. I think you shouldn't take too sour & spicy food at this moment. :)

gill gill said...

wah, incidentally i've got tomyam post recently. hee

Little Inbox said...

Gill gill, the difference is I just ate, I didn't cook, haha...

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