Sotong Tom Yum from Sabah, Malaysia
A famous South East Asian dish found in Sabah
Tom Yum is a famous soup dish in South East Asia, mainly Laos and Thailand. It’s known for its sour and spicy flavors that give it a very distinct identification to the taste buds.
Sotong is the Malay for squid, of which there is plenty to be found in Sabah.
Soups are popular in Sabah but not with me
Everywhere I go there seems to be a small little restaurant or cafe with lots of spicy soup. Most, are very tasty indeed. However, finding a soup with something more substantial than liquid in the bowl has been a problem.
I eat to move and travel around, and soup doesn’t always do it for me. Thankfully Sotong Tom Yum comes to the rescue!
Pick a place with more meat than soup!
In one local eatery I found a Sotong Tom Yum that contained more meat and vegetables than soup. So I return many times for a hearty feast. I wouldn’t class Tom Yum soup as being one of my favorites, but this restaurants variation works a charm.
If you visit Sabah, and are looking for a meaty soup, Sotong Tom Yum might just hit the spot!