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Tom Klong, Northeastern soup with grilled catfish

Zone Northeast

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Tom Klong, Northeastern soup with grilled catfish




Tom Klong is similar to Tom Yum but the different ingredients of Tom Klong are tamarind juice and basil and mostly cooked with fish or beef.


Nutrition fact

Tom Klong has a lot of health benefits from herbs such as galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf and basil. They are good for digestive system , controlling gas in body, and good for circulatory system. Shallot also helps about antioxidant  and  good for heart. Lastly coriander maintains bone and teeth.



600 grams Grilled catfish cut into pieces

2 tablespoon chopped Bird chili

30 grams Lemongrass stalks cut into pieces

10 grams Galangal, sliced

40 grams Cherry tomato

20 grams Shallot

3 grams Kaffir lime leave, sliced

1 tablespoon long coriander chopped

10 grams holy basil leave

Tamarind juice

Fish sauce

Zone Northern

Kaeng Hang Lay (Northern Style Pork Curry) แกงฮังเล

    Background Kaeng Hang Lay or Hin Lay is influenced by Myanmar. The word “Hin” in Myanmese means Kaeng or curry and “Lay” in Myanmese means meat. The dish is easy to find as it is very well known nationwide.   Nutrition Facts Ginger has various nutrition benefits, considered as an elixir, with antioxidants elements and fight against aging. Ginger keeps body temperature warm and helps perspiration.   Ingredients 1 kilogram sliced streaky pork 1 tablespoon soy sauce ½ cup peeled garlic ½ cup fresh galangal thinly sliced ½ cup tamarind juice 1 tablespoon curry powder ½ cup fish sauce ½ cup oil ½ cup palm sugar 3 cups water Curry paste ingredients 6 dried sliced chilies 2 tablespoons thinly sliced garlic 2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallots 1 tablespoon thinly sliced lemongrass 1 teaspoon thinly sliced galangal 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons shrimp paste    


Zone Central

Yum Nham Sod (Fermented Pork Salad)

  Background Nham or fermented pork is made with preservation method, thus it has a sour taste. Nham is mostly cooked by adapting into Yum or salad for a better taste.   Nutrition Facts Nham or fermented pork is full of protein, iron and Vitamin B. Galangal eases constipation and helps relieve migraine headache.   Ingredients 120 grams fermented pork cut into bite size pieces 30grams sliced galangal 2 tablespoons shredded bird eye chilies 3 grams fried dry chilies 2 tablespoons shredded leeks 2 tablespoons shredded corianders 2 tablespoons shredded shallots 2 tablespoons lime juice 3 tablespoons fish sauce 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts    


Zone Northeast

Grilled Catfish

    Background Catfish is very popular in Northeast of Thailand because it is affordable and delicious. Grilled Catfish is popular to eat with sticky rice and papaya salad because the tastes can get along well.   Nutrition Facts Catfish is full with protein. It is good for digestive system. It helps about maintaining the growth of connective tissue in the body. Fat in catfish is full with essential vitamins and minerals. It helps the body work properly.   Ingredients 2 Catfish without entrails ½ cup lemongrass, chopped 5 grams turmeric 10 grams garlic 2 tablespoons soy sauces ½ teaspoon black pepper