The Tom Yum soup is one of our favorite Thai dishes, it’s hot spicey aromatic flavours are unforgettable and being able to make a ital vegan version is essential to avoid the many dangers of eating dead animals and their by-products that are often found in restaurants.
This is essentially a powerful medicine which can detoxify the body, clear the head and palette and sooth the stomach. It should evoke some sweating and salvation from its rich flavour an spices.
For this recipe we will be using a vegan tom yum paste which can be purchased in any Chinese vegan food store, asian supermarket or in a lot of supermarkets’ asian food isle. The paste is very simple, and if you have the ingredients and time you can make it simply by placing them in a blender / food processor and making your own paste. When you purchase a paste from a shop ensure that no preservatives have been used, or any additives such as MSG because these should not be in your food and are not needed. A sealed pot of tom yum paste will last for months in a cool dry place, even in Thailand’s tropical climate. So do not accept preservatives in your paste, or any colourings or additives they are not needed at all!