Actually very popular due to its intense flavors of sour, spicy and sweet combined with the rice noodle. To prepare the dish, Tom yum soup is delicious when made with prawns. Sometimes chicken is also substituted. A good part of chicken to use for Thai soups is tenderloin cubes.
You may use any other type of rice noodles such as “wide flat rice noodle – sen yai” or “medium flat rice noodle – sen lek”. Sometimes “glass noodle or mung bean thread noodle – wun sen” is often used. You can even use egg noodle. The soup is preferably made of chicken stock either fresh stock or from cubes. Once the chicken stock is made, you can store the left over stock in the freezer.