Thai herbs in Tom Yum Goong at Baan Ying

Tom Yum Goong is probably one of the most well- known dishes in Thai cuisine and is popular not only in Thailand but in Thai restaurants worldwide. The most absolutely essential ingredients for this tom yum recipe are four kinds of Thai herbs:

  • Lemongrass 
  • Chili
  • Galangal
  • Kaffir lime leaves 


Other ingredients are still important though, especially Thai chilies, mushrooms, cilantro, tomatoes, sweet white onions, lime juice, sugar, and fish sauce 

For the medicinal properties of Tom Yum Goong, different herbs offer different functions.

1. Lemongrass

Lemongrass can help relieve excessive gas in the stomach or intestine, increase the secretion of urine, reduce heat in the body and prevent the spread of some kinds of bacteria.


2. Chili 

Chili is used as cough medicine. It is useful for the respiratory system, blood circulation and heart as well.

3. Galangal

It is Potentially Revolutionary Cancer-Fighting Agent, Acts as an Anti-Inflammatory Agent, and may Ease Stomach Pain and Digestive Issues


4. Kaffir-lime

Kaffir-lime is used to deodorize the strong smell of some food. Its juice can cure cough, dandruff and some types of stomach ache.

Those are just some of the medicinal properties in Tom Yum Goong. Besides, it is full of nutrients from shrimps and vegetables. You will see that the food not only makes you full, but also makes you healthy. That is an important reason why Tom Yum Goong is noted as the number one of Thai dishes.

Baan Ying Singapore which is Thai restaurant in Singapore is also serving Tom Yum Goong with authentic Thai style. You can try the dish and visit us at Royal Square @ Novena


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