Day 10 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: King prawn tom yum soup jelly

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

This post is part of  the Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Competition where ten bloggers from around the world compete by posting recipes each day for 30 days in the month of October 2011 to raise awareness and support for breast cancer. *


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Many people have the misconstrued idea that Thai food is spicy with lots of fiery chillies. This may be true to a certain extent with its spicy green and red curries, tom yum soup and wok hot stir-fries.

To me, the elegance of Thai cuisine is found in the beautiful flavours of lemongrass, kaffir lime and coriander (also known as cilantro).

We love Thai food in Sydney for a few reasons. It is incredibly tasty with an explosion of sweet, sour, spicy and tangy flavours that tantalises the palate. It is relatively cheap at restaurants and innovative Thai chefs and restaurateurs have spiced up the dining scene in Sydney with increasingly creative and modern Thai recipes. Sydneysiders have a lot more to look forward to in a cuisine which is already firmly established as one of the favourites in capital cities around the world.

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

Therefore, when we were “dreaming up” our Cuisines of the World recipes, it was unanimous that Thai must be included as one of them.

So we bring to you our first Thai dish of yet another beautiful cuisine of the world:

Day 10: Entrée – King prawn tom yum soup jelly

The “prized catch” of this particular jelly is that succulent piece of king prawn cutlet right in the middle of the jelly which Mysaucepan ate.

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

The "prize" in the tom yum soup jelly

I stole a spoonful of the jelly with a little of the thick flavoursome stock jelly that accumulated at the top of the pyramid.

Along with a sliver of grape tomato and a coriander leaf, this is a dynamite mouthful of savoury, sour and spicy mix that just burst in my mouth.

The thin slivers of lemon rind, chilli and kaffir lime leaf added a delicate textural and taste sensation that is quintessentially Thai.

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

This has been the tastiest jelly and definitely one of my favourites so far among all the jellies we have made in this competition. I just can’t wait for summer because this tom yum jelly is a sure winner.

Chilled, zesty and spicy flavours of this jelly are sure to impress along with that piece of steak sizzling on the summer barbie!

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

King prawn tom yum soup jelly

So dear readers, what is your favourite Thai food?

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28 Responses to Day 10 ‘Get Your Jelly On’: King prawn tom yum soup jelly

  1. Winston says:

    Really elegant food styling! Love the colour and delicateness of the thin veggie strands. What a rewarding “prize” to have in the middle! Whoever ate it sure is lucky! =D

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Winston

      Mysaucepan ate the prawn and she said it was like eating a prawn cutlet with some chilled spicy savoury soup that melted in the mouth. Familiar taste but in a different form :)

  2. Sissi says:

    I would have never thought you would transform a Thai soup into a cone! It looks as fantastic and surprising as everything you have been making this month.

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Sissi,

      We loved it because it was a familiar taste of tom yum soup in a different form – chilled with a different texture. This jelly mould has really given us new perspectives in looking at recipes and ingredients.

  3. Very beautiful and I’m coming back tomorrow for your new creation :)

  4. boo_licious says:

    Ingenius idea…soup in a jelly cone so you can get a cold start packed with a fiery punch for a meal. Love it.

  5. heidi says:

    This looks amazing!
    I love the soft peak -knowing that it is a spoonful of spicy and savory delight!
    I have never done much with gelatin- you are showing me a whole new world in cookery!

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi heidi

      The soft peak is the tastiest bit of this dish! It has turned out to be a natural 2-layered jelly nd one of the wobbliest we have made so far because we only used a small amount of gelatin.

  6. Hmmm…I am curious of how this would taste like. Sourish and spicy jelly!

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi Ching

      We have only used a small amount of gelatin so the “jelly” literally melts in the mouth. A good way to eat it is to combine a little of the cone tip which is packed with flavour and a little of the bottom bit which has more jelly and it’s a burst of chilled spicy sour flavour.

  7. I am so impressed with all your recipes and food styling. This is above and beyond sensational and how challenging this must be to post one everyday for a month. Truely incredible work. You should be proud of yourself.

  8. 10 days in and still amazing creative jellies!
    It looks wonderful!

  9. What an innovative recipe making a jelly out of a soup! :) You’ve really thrown down the gauntlet on this challenge!

  10. Tom yam soup jelly! Very creative. Loving all your jelly mould series!

  11. overalycheemartini says:

    To be honest, it sounds a little … weird (for lack of a more polite word) … I guess the thought of a savoury soup and jelly doesn’t really mix but hey, commendations on creativity!!! Will have to try it one day.

  12. overalycheemartini says:

    To be honest, it sounds a little … weird (for lack of a more polite word) … I guess the thought of a savoury soup and jelly doesn’t really mix but hey, commendations on creativity!!! Will have to try it one day.

  13. Hotly Spiced says:

    This recipe looks really interesting. Good luck with the competition.

  14. vivienne says:

    This is the most creative thing ive seen in a whole….never have thought of tom yum soup in a jelly form plated up like this 😀 hahaha. in fact, i dont think ive ever had a savoury jelly before!
    looking fwd to read upcoming jelly creations!

  15. Gertrude says:

    I can imagine the sweet taste of this tom yum jelly soup. With so many ingredients packed into this little cone.

  16. Hahaha, I love that you “jellied” the coriander! 😀

  17. Mmmm, the thought of a tom yam jelly makes my mouth water, especially that shot of the prawn. Actually, it sparks an idea to make some kind of tom kha jelly… Thanks! :)

  18. I’m super impressed. My favorite Tom Yum Soup is in jelly form! I also love the red, yellow, green garnish. So pretty!

  19. momgateway says:

    you have the most creative and elegant jellies!

  20. This is such a great idea! Would have never have thought of putting a prawn in a jelly. Love that its melt in the mouth.

  21. So very elegant, a great lunch or first course! Are you getting sick of jelly yet though?

    • Chopinand says:

      Hi InTolerantChef

      I was getting sick the first couple of recipes but by the third recipe we found it’s getting interesting because it can be such a creative process. After 13 recipes, we have only used gelatin in 7 of those, the rest were a combination of using the mould and ingredients to create something different and exciting :)

  22. fav thai food is fresh spring rolls – the ones at chat thai or home thai!

  23. Sharn says:

    Wow! Thinking outside the box :)

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