Tom Yam Kung or spicy shrimp soup, is the number one of the top ten Thai dishes loved by visitors coming to Thailand. And in fact, it is one of the most favourite dishes for Thai people as well. This dish is simply so delicious thanks to its unique sour and spicy taste. It also includes medicinal properties in its herbal ingredients, such as lemon grass, reducing the heat in the body; chilli, used as cough medicine and very useful for the respiratory system, blood circulation and heart as well; lime, a great help against coughing and kaffir-lime leaves, which improve digestion.
Those are just some of the medicinal properties in the Tom Yam Kung. This soup is usually served with jasmine rice and a Thai omelette.
More than a number one speciality in Thailand, Tom Yam Kung is a healthy dish, which can be found in almost every restaurant’s menu.