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I have been to Tom Yum a couple of times before the interior changed and I loved it every single time, so when Tom Yum invited me I was over the moon! The owner and his wife are super friendly and they gave us a quick little insight of the restaurant. Almost every single ingredient is imported from Thailand, from the coco to the spices, that's a fun fact I didn't know about the restaurant! We were presented with a variation of food and drink on the menu to get an idea of the flavors and dishes available on the menu.
Tom yum sea food - Like any other tom yum it's very spicy and I remember Nayan taking me here about two years ago just to try the tom yum and nothings changed ever since. The dish still burst with flavors and is filled with squid and prawns. One tom yum bowl was enough for the three of us.
Kang kung - This was one of my favorite dishes I tried today, it doesn't taste like the ordinary kung kung you get at any Thai or Chinese restaurant. If you visit tom yum I really recommend you try the kang kung with steamed rice as well.
Tamarind fish - I'm not sure if I have tried tamarind fish before but apart from the presentation, the gravy the fish was coated in is absolutely heavenly! This is a big dish perfect for three people to share and this dish goes well too with steam rice, because the flavor of the fish is so strong it's best eaten with plain rice.
Pongari (crab curry) - How much we wanted to just dive in to this dish and use our fingers and get messy with the crab! I don't know why I always order a red or green curry and steam rice every time I go to eat Thai food. Today really inspired me to order new things after I tried the Pongari.
Drinks & Dessert - We were offered different varieties of drinks from the menu, the coco drink, thai iced coffee and an iced tea. I would say the coco drink was our favorite out of the lot, second being the iced tea and third iced coffee. The fried bread with banana almost taste like banana fritters, it's so good and we mixed it with the home made coconut ice cream and the two went together so well!
I would say my absolute favorite drink and dish from today would be the coco drink and it's a tie between the crab and the kangkung. Even though everything was great those would have to be my favorites! Definitely a go to place for affordable, authentic Thai food.
Location - Bambalapitiya (opposite st.peters)
Open timings - 12pm - 3pm and 6,30pm - 10,30pm