Thursday, April 15, 2010

Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon

Tom Yam. I think, we all know what is tom yam? What is tom yam by the way? Tom yam is a Thai paste and not the name of any particular Thai dish mind you. Of course, with tom yam paste, you can coin various types of Thai dishes. Whether you make the paste or you use store-bought tom yam paste. Actually, come to think of it, ready made tom yam paste is quite good. I have tried a few types, of course between these, there are some of my favourites, and overall store bought tom paste is the way to cutting short your time in your kitchen. In fact, store bought tom yam paste showed me the way to this Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon. Fantastic! Once mee hoon is fried alongside the ingredients listed below and tom yam paste, of course the scent of kaffir lime leaves is just so loved by your truly and Tom Yam Fried Mee Hoon. Lemme me repeat again. Fantastic. The Thai style to fried mee hoon

1/2 packet of mee hoon (soak to soften)
15 prawns (de-vein, but leave the tail on)
2 small squids (slice)
2 tablespoons of ready made tom yam paste
1 medium size onion (slice/dize)
5-6  limau purut/kaffir lime leaves (shred/slice)
5 birds eye chillies (slice)
1/4 cauliflower (cut into small florets)
4 tbsp oil
Salt for taste

Heat oil in a large wok.
When heated, put in onion, prawns and squids. 
Stir and cook for 3 minutes,.
Add tom yam paste, cauliflower, mee hoon and salt.
Stir to combine all these ingredients together.
(Note: if needed, sprinkle a bit of water while stirring to soften both - mee hoon and cauli).
Next, add lime leaves and chillies.
Give a good stir and dish out.


  1. I love Thai cuisines especially Tom Yam and I also love mee hoon as well. Now with both combination, makes the perfect and delicious dish. Now feels like want to go supermarket just to buy tom yam paste and mee hoon to cook this, after reading your blog.

  2. Very much appreciated at my home looks lovely

  3. Which tom yum paste do u use?

  4. Helloo, whoever you are Anonymous, honestly, I can't remember right now. But I suppose any paste type will do.


Eco-Friendly Delights on Banana Leaves: Nava's Zen Culinary Harmony

I feature my culinary creations on banana leaves, courtesy of the cultivated banana trees in Nava's Zen ( Cultivating Sustainable Living...