Hunger and desperation make one very creative. Also I am in the mood for something sour (continuation of my sinigang craze) and a bit spicy. Plus I had some rice noodles I pre-soaked the day before for a pad thai I was planning to make but I stalled that I need to use. For some reason I like rice noodles. I like it in soup and I like it in char kway teow.
So I did some reading online and then I started to cook. I picked up a real nice trick in cooking prawns and that is to pre-fry it to get all the flavors out of the head. Then add some water and let it boil. Add in the noodles and some chili paste and sinigang mix. use whatever’s available right? This turned out really well, more than I hoped for. I know it’s far from the real Tom Yum Goong but this reminds me of that. I am so proud of this experiment, I’d cook this for my Bee who happens to have a new gadget and the otterbox iphone 4 is perfect for it, let’s see. ♥♥♥