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  kaeng som cha-om kung

 

Thailand

Kaeng som cha om kung, is a thin, curry-like soup, known in Thai as kaeng som, made of tamarind paste, fish sauce, sugar and lemon juice, and which is orange in colour and somewhat sour in taste. In it, thick, square-cut blocks of omelet mixed with young green Acacia leaves called cha om, are added (fig.), as well as kung, i.e. shrimps.