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Authentic Tom Yung Goong?

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cstadler Jan 22, 2009 10:46 AM

Where can I find a good bowl of Tom Yung Goong? In particular I'm looking for a place that uses coconut milk, and I do know the difference between Tom Yung and Tom Kha. I had this amazing bowl of Tom Yung Goong in Bangkok years ago, and, since then, I can't stomach the clear, super-sharp versions I find here in the city. I want something that looks like this: http://thai4real.blogspot.com/2008/12...

Thanks for your help!

  1. bigjeff Jan 27, 2009 09:09 AM

    haha! good luck finding something that looks as beautiful as that, from someone's recipe website; not only looks homemade, but gourmet homemade. will be checking in on this thread tho, as I'm on the same search and finding naught.

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      Pan Jan 28, 2009 07:12 PM

      Yeah, not a chance! So thick with solids, and look at that fresh lemongrass! I mean, yeah, you can get it "fresh" here, but I used to live in Malaysia, where it was growing in my side yard, and I know the difference between really fresh and imported "fresh" stuff.

      That said, I've never had Tom Yung Goong that uses coconut milk. That's always been called Tom Kha Goong wherever I've gotten it. I see the linked site says that the only difference between Tom Yung and Tom Kha is that one uses chili paste (it doesn't specify which).

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        HuaGung Jan 30, 2009 12:39 PM

        That dish doesn't use coconut milk, Thai people actually use regular milk in it. The version you are looking for is called Tom Yum Gung Nam Kon, or Tom Yum Sai Nom. I can't help you where to find it in NYC and environs, sorry. Just a tip on what to ask for in a real Thai joint.

        HuaGung

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          cstadler Mar 17, 2009 10:24 AM

          Thanks for the tips! I will have to write that down and see if I can get it :-)

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