Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Thai Inspired- Tom Yum Instant Noodles

Often, I have a bottle of Tom Yum paste in my fridge. I like them in stir fries or even for fried rice or fried noodles. Needing a quick dinner, I recall I have 1 tablespoon of paste left and used it as a soup base for my usually plain instant noodles.  Coincidentally, my previous Thai Inspired (also!) Noodles   is similar. Ah, my love for spicy food and noodles. 



Most recently, my grandma was preparing to come to Aus for a while. As part of her preparation, she bought some dried herbs (for boiling soup), some clothes pegs (apparently, they are better from SG ;P) and 3 huge bottles of Tom Yum paste!


I think there will be more Tom Yum creations! =)


Thai Inspired Tom Yum Instant Noodles (2 serves)
2 cakes of noodles
1 tablespoon of tom yum paste 
1 stalk of lemon grass sliced (if I only I had some in my fridge when I made this)
2 fish cakes sliced
6 crab sticks
a small bowl of bean sprouts 
1 ltre of stock
2 eggs
green chili sliced

Saute tom yum paste with lemon grass. Add stock and boil. Add noodles. Add in fish cakes and bean sprouts. Simmer for 5 mins. Switch off heat, add eggs. Serve with green chili.



Presto Pasta Nights is back on. This week Claire from Chez Cayenne is hosting. Thanks to Ruth from Once Upon a Kitchen for starting this event.





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10 comments:

Joanne said...

I need to hit up Chinatown for some tom yum paste. Love how easy this dish was to put together!

noobcook said...

I love quick and yummy meals! didn't know SG clothes pegs are better :O

lena said...

i can imagine how delicious this is and some tom yam paste really good, sometimes i use it for steaming fish too.

Little Corner of Mine said...

It's good in fried rice too!

Claire said...

Yum! I love spicy noodles. Thanks for sending this over to Presto Pasta Nights.

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

Hilarious thing abt your grandma bringing clothpegs. My mum....she brings a bucket overseas! Don't ask. :-D

daphne said...

joanne- it's fab!! always handy to have a jar in the kitchen. ;P

noobcook- neither did I! but she thinks so!! ;P

lena- that's a great idea for steaming dish.

little corner- and fried noodles too!

claire- thanks for hosting

lyrical lemongrass- hehe, so does my mum!!! there is something call a "foldable pail"!

Claudia said...

That sounds tasty. Are those the same type noodles as in instant Ramen?

Ruth Daniels said...

tom yum paste is on my list. And that certainly looks like a heap of heat with all those japeno peppers on top. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Yum - delicious looking noodles. I always have a few jars of different curry pastes in my fridge - they are so handy for all sorts of quick & easy meals :-)
Sue

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