A popular Thai dish that’s loved worldwide, Tom Yum soup has made it on to many people’s ‘comfort food’ list. A spicy and sour Thai soup that’s traditionally cooked with shrimp, lemongrass, lime juice, chili peppers and other ingredients, here are five Thai restaurants in Dubai that serve authentic Tom Yum soup.
1. Wise Kwai
A new Thai restaurant that has recently opened up in Barsha Heights, Wise Kwai serves up traditional Thai food in a vibrant setting. You’ll find Thai classics on the menu such as Tom Yam Gung (spicy and sour prawn soup with mushroom, chili and Thai herbs) and Tom Yam Po Taek (spicy and sour mixed seafood soup with hot basil leaves).
Location: Dusit D2 Kenz Hotel, Barsha Heights
Price: Around AED 60
Mekong is an elegant Thai restaurant on Palm Jumeirah that’s popular for its authentic Thai cuisine and impressive oriental interiors. We’re loving their Tom Yum Goong Spicy Prawn Soup made with fresh prawn, mushroom, lemongrass, chili, coriander, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, and evaporated milk.
Location: Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah
Price: Around AED 75
3. Pai Thai
Overlooking the mesmerising Madinat Jumeirah waterways, Pai Thai is an upscale Thai restaurant that offers al fresco dining coupled with a romantic ambience. You’ll definitely want to try their Tom Yam Goong, a delicious soup made with shellfish broth, prawns, lemongrass, oyster mushroom, galangal, chili lime juice, and coriander.
Location: Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel
Price: Around AED 90
A jaw-dropping Thai restaurant with a Burj Khalifa backdrop, Thiptara serves traditional Thai cuisine and Bangkok-style seafood. Their Tom Yum hot and sour soup is a must try, served with either spicy vegetables and mushroom, chicken and mushroom, or prawns and mushroom.
Location: Palace Downtown Dubai
Price: Around AED 70
Spacious, light and contemporary, Fuchsia ditches the teak wood and Buddha statues for a modern, urban design that still manages to capture the heart of Thailand. The menu offers your choice of Tom Yum soup with either vegetables, chicken, or prawns – all of which comes seasoned with exotic Thai herbs, mushrooms and lemongrass.
Location: Multiple locations
Price: Around AED 35