Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tom Yam Seafood Noodle Soup

The passage to working life. The joys of attending a job interview. Yup, got through that this morning.

This wasn't my first job interview per say, but it is one that utilizes my previous skills and experiences + degree. How different it feels. A little bit of anxiety, a little bit of excitement.

Their questions answered, my questions asked. The wait begins. =)

Ok, so the above has no connection at all to the food post.

I have always wondered why Singaporeans/Malaysians love soupy noodles. The prawn noodles soup, Ban Mien, Wantan noodles soup, Dumpling noodles soup, beef brisket noodes...etc The list goes on. I have always thought that the hot weather will deter anyone from drinking a bowl of hot soup. Having said, I adore the soup broths. The tasty, wonderfully brewed soup (often filled with msg but that's another story).

Although I have grown to enjoy the dishes in Singapore/Malaysia, I like my soups better in the cold. Soup warms the soul up I believe. Especially a bowl of spicy soup.

Tom Yam Seafood Noodle Soup
3 tablespoons of Tom Yum soup paste
500ml of stock
1 stalk of lemongrass (using only the inner part and sliced)
200 grams of seafood (fish slices, prawns and baby squid)
1 bowl of bean sprouts
chopped chili
Rice vermicelli blanched

1) Heat a tsp of oil. Saute lemongrass. Add stock. When it boils, add tomyum paste.

2) Cook seafood in broth. Add beansprouts. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

3) Seperate noodles in bowls. Ladle soup and serve with freshly chopped chili.

Thanks to Ruth from Once Upon a feast for hosting Pasta Presto Nights this week.


Life for Beginners | Kenny Mah said...

And some days, even if it isn't cold, the soul sure could do with some warming up, no? :)

tigerfish said...

Soupy or dry depends on mood, for me:)

I don't enjoy going for interviews. Such a tiring process.

Good luck for your interview and may you get your dream job soon! :D

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hope you get the job! :) Mmmm...mmm...I love soupy soup too and yours look good.

Little Inbox said...

Finally see you post on ASEAN food :)
Tom Yam is so famous here.

Dee said...

Good luck with the job!
Your tomyam noodles rock - if you can get your hands on some kaffir lime leaves and fish sauce they'll really amp up the flavour, too :)

Now I'm craving Thai :(

noobcook said...

Hee I get all anxious about interviews too... good luck! I'm sure you did well :)

Your tom yum soupy looks soooo nice! For me, the spicier the soup the better! I love putting 'dong fen' and 'bao bei' inside :D~~

allaboutattitude said...

Tom Yum soup fires up the soul. Thats why we all love it!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hi daph! good luck with the job hunt! hope you get more than what you expected ^_^

hey i always love easy noodles soup and tomyam is an all time favorite! hehe

Susan from Food Blogga said...

I don't know why they love soupy noodles, but just thinking about it makes me want to slurp my way through a big bowl right now. :)

Paula said...

Yum! I love this kind of soup and could eat it every day! Good luck with the job!

Ruth Daniels said...

It's way too hot today to think soup, but this one is on the top of my list for the first damp, rainy day. I probably won't have long to wait!

Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Leigh said...

one of my faves - great to see another recipe for it! Good work! Looks great...

Dwiana P said...

Oh may, this absolutely make me hungry!! love everything in the soup and now I am dreaming about eating this soup with thai chilly pepper mmmmm sounds good!!

daphne said...

Kenny- that's for sure!

Tigerfish, mocha, noobcook, little corner and dee- thanks dearies! =)

little inbox-ohh! A hot and sour fan!

all abt attitude- thankyou!!

ruth- it's my pleasure!

leigh- thanks!!!

dwiana p- hehe. chilli pepper huh.. nice!

Anonymous said...

thank you very much 4 the recipe....i was going through other food stuff when i saw ur recipe.this is 4 my home economics:)hope i get high marks!!!!!!

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