Home made Thai hot and sour soup (tom yum) is not terribly difficult to make – a good stock plus aromatics including ginger, garlic, lemongrass, galangal, some fresh and/or chiles, and prawns (tom yum goong), fish (…talai), chicken (…gai), a splash of fish sauce, and you’re all set. But a spoonful of this concentrate plus a cup of boiling water and a bit of this and that will make a surprisingly tasty and quick alternative. Great for the lunch room. (Add some rice noodles, which don’t require cooking, or unflavoured instant noodles for a heartier version.)
Soya Bean Oil (16%), Lemon Grass (14%), Shallot (13%), Water, Lemon Juice (12%), Salt, Chilli, Galangal, Sugar, Kaffir Lime Leaf, Monosodium Glutamate (E621) As Flavour Enhancer, Paprika Oleoresin (E160c) As Colour, Sodium Benzoate As Preservative.