|Slurpin back some Tom Yum|
Now you may be looking at the photo above thinking... that doesn't look like any Thai Resatuarant I've been to! Or maybe you're thinking ...I guess she grabbed some take-out? Sadly neither. This Tom Yum came to me courtesy of the international section of my local grocery store.
Now I understand if you're concerned that I might not have gotten the full effect of a 'proper Tom Yum'; however, since St. John's lacks a Thai restaurant these days, it was really my only option.
|I LOVE how prepared packaged foods never quite look the same as the box|
Overall, I'm really glad I tried it. It was pretty tasty and even though it was a little spicy for my wimpy taste buds, I finished it all! Having said that, it was essentially noodles with a few dried veggies - a lot like Mr. Noodle I guess, but with a fancier broth. The versions I have seen online have shrimp or other sea creatures in them, so I guess this wasn't the full-on version, just something to give me a feel for it. I probably wouldn't buy a packaged version again, but I would definitely like to try an authentic, homemade or restaurant quality Tom Yum if the opportunity presents itself.