Yum soup? Try Thai Tom Yam soup

Walking through the enormous Carrefour Planet the previous Saturday – had me standing in an aisle looking at an array of cook-in sauces and spices (in the International food section) and I managed to start drooling (SERIOUSLY)….

And I know that they say that you should never go grocery shopping on an empty stomach… and I didn’t!! But the sounds of a spicy Thai Tom Yam soup on a cold and snowy day… had me salivating hectic-ly!

thai tom yam ingredients 2

deSIAM is a brand specialising in providing authentic curry pastes, spices and sauces all the way from Thailand. Started in 2008 by 3 friends – it now supplies products across 26 countries!! (Plus they have an online store in the EU… hurray!)

This served HIM and I for lunch in what I would call 2 healthy soup bowls… and there was enough for my lunch the following day!

Thai Tom Yam Soup

thai tom yam ingredients

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

piece of fresh ginger, peels and finely chopped

1 chilli, deseeded and finely chopped

10 peeled prawns

1 shallot, finely sliced

1 deSIAM Tom Yam Soup paste (made by pounding tamarind and red chillies)

80g mushrooms, sliced

1 teaspoon fish sauce

dash of lemon juice

500ml chicken stock

  1. quickly fry the shallots and garlic in a drop of oil
  2. Add the chicken stock, ginger, chill and mushrooms and simmer
  3. when mushrooms are soft, add the paste and fish sauce
  4. thai tom yam soup 1
  5. If the prawns are uncooked, best to add them now and leave to cook until firm, if they are uncooked, let the soup simmer for another 5-10minutes
  6. Add the cooked prawns and a dash of lemon juice and SERVE!
  7. tom yam and cornbread

    I served mine with the corn bread that had just come out of the oven


I saw a Mermaid… while nibbling on a springroll

Imagine chowing down on some tasty Thai food while watching divers and mermaids swim by…

Sounds intriguing? Well that is exactly what we got to enjoy this past week, as we said farewell to one of our colleagues at the Thai restaurant at NEMO33 in Brussels, which is the worlds DEEPEST diving Pool!!! How awesome (and scary) is that???

courtesy of their website

While the restaurant is little more safe (for someone like me that is!)… it does offer you a view of the diving pool and the inhabitants through 7 magnificent windows!

Window view from our table!

And this is just a few photo’s of our delicious food.

Thai curry….

sweet and sour prawns

ould I go back again? Probably yes, as the food was really tasty (all 7 of us agreed)… although the drive out there is a bit of a nightmare due to the roadworks… it would be great for a weekend venue!

NEMO33 Restaurant


Telephone: +32 2 333 3830


Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 12h00-14h30 & 19h00-22h30; Thursday-Friday: 12h00-14h30 & 19h00-23h30; Saturday/Sunday/Public holidays: non-stop from 12h00-22h30