When rainy weather comes. I find myself eating a lot of soup. One of my favorite soups in Atlanta is Little Bangkok’s spicy Tom Yum soup. I would love to try making it at home. -- Anna Leigh Peek, Atlanta
Little Bangkok’s Tom Yum Soup starts with a base of chicken stock and their housemade Tom Yum paste. The paste is a combination of lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, Thai chilis, cilantro. mushrooms, tomatoes, onion and lime juice. The restaurant suggests you purchase a good quality Tom Yum paste from a market with a high turnover of Asian specialties.
The restaurant does not use fish sauce in this dish, although that would be the traditional preparation in Thailand. In our photo, the soup is served in a traditional Thai “hot pot” alongside a cooling glass of Thai iced tea.
Is there a recipe from a metro Atlanta restaurant you’d like to make at home? Tell us and we’ll try to get it. We’ll also test it and adapt it for the home kitchen. Because of volume, we can’t answer all inquiries. Send your request, your address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “From the menu of” and the name of restaurant in the subject line.
FROM THE MENU OF … Little Bangkok, 2225 Cheshire Bridge Road, Atlanta. 404-315-1530. littlebangkokatlanta.com/