Thai Tom Yum hot pot is a perfect dish for family parties. It is not pure luck that this dish has been voted as the 8th among 50 most attractive dishes in the world by CNN.
With an ultra-easy recipe that can easily customize your favorite add-ins, Thai Tom Yum hot pot should not be missed in your preferred menu. So how to make it? Let’s check it now!
How To Make Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot In Easy 4 Steps?
One of the reasons for Thai Tom Yum’s popularity is that it does not require many cooking steps. You only need to prepare the broth with your favorite add-ins and your guests will do their own cooking. Really interesting, right?
Well, before making this delicious Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot, let’s take a look at some kitchen tools that we need for cooking.
– A hot pot and hot plate
– A pan for making broth
– A soup ladle for serving broth
– Strainers and dishes in different sizes
– Chopsticks and soup spoons
Once your tools are ready, it is time to prepare your dippers and toppings that you want to add in your broth.
– Shelled shrimp
– Sliced crab sticks
– Curled squid chunks
– Half shells mussels
– Soft tofu
– Napa cabbage
– Bok choy
– Button mushrooms and straw mushrooms
– Baby corn
– Rice noodle, vermicelli noodles or fresh egg noodles
– Steamed white rice
– Herbs: Garlic cloves, shallots, galangal, Kaffir lime leaves, tomatoes, lemongrass, Thai chili, a bunch of Thai basils.
– Spices: Tom Yum paste, fish sauce, chicken seasoning, fresh lime juice, sugar.
These ingredients can be customized to your taste. And you can add some beef if you want. Once all equipment and add-ins are ready, we will advance to the most important step: make the broth and arrange the food.
Prepare Ingredients For The Broth
To prepare ingredients for your broth, you need to mince 3 pieces of garlic and shallots, then slice the galangal, lemon, chili, and tomatoes into thin layers. Also, pound and cut lemongrass into 2-inch lengths. These ingredients should be placed in separate dishes for use in turn.
Make The Broth
First, put garlic and shallots into a pan to saute for about 1 minute. Then, add in the rest ingredients including tomato, galangal, lemongrass, and lime leaves and saute for about 2-3 minutes until they are slightly softened.
Prepare And Arrange Your Add-ins
First, boil the noodles by following the instructions on the package and put it in a dish.
Cook and enjoy your Thai Tom Yum hot pot
Now, gather your friends or your family members around the table and have them use their chopsticks to add their favorite add-ins into the broth. Make sure that your broth is re-boiled before adding your seafood and vegetables.
Tips for Making Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot
Slice your vegetables and seafood in short sizes to shorten the cooking time. You can put hard-to-cook ingredients in first, and then easy-to-cook ingredients.
Thai Tom Yum hot pot is not too difficult to make, right? On free weekends, it is wonderful to enjoy this ultra-delicious hot pot with your beloved family and friends. More importantly, you can easily buy Thai Tom Yum hot pot ingredients in the market or any supermarket. Having this easy hot pot recipe in your favorite menu, why not?