Tips & Recipes — Thai Cuisine
Steaming as a procedure for cooking was first known to have been practices 10,000 years ago in steam pits, in Cochise country, Arizona. In the Yellowstone river valley in China, steam cookers made of stone were found as far back as 5000 BC.
While Tom in colloquial Thai refers to the boiling process which is used for the preparation of the recipe, while the word yum refers to a Thai sour and spicy salad, which constitutes the principal flavors. Lemongrass and kerffir lime leaves are two typical Thai ingredients which are used in this preparation, which is otherwise is made from everyday ingredients.