“Kaeng Liang” (Spicy Shrimp Paste Soup) is one of the traditional central Thai soups. Its texture is not too clear and not too thick, providing a quite salty taste and accompanied by some spiciness from the pepper. It is also regarded as a herbal soup because it contains many sorts of herbs and many kinds of vegetables. Moreover, “Kaeng Liang” provides very low calories and has a great deal of benefits, so it becomes one of the popular dishes for health-care person.
In the past, preparing Kaeng Liang cost a lot of time. Pounding the spices demands a lot of work. Dried shrimps is one tricky ingredient of the paste. To make the dried shrimps soft and spongy, they have to be soaked in water before being pounded. After that, one needs to pound other spices, including shrimp paste, garlic or pepper, with the dried shrimps. Adding too much of ingredients can ruin the taste of “Kaeng Liang” as well. This is why a lot of restaurants do not have “Kaeng Liang” on their menu
However, many modern restaurants turn to use instant spice mix like RosDee menu Spicy Shrimp Paste Soup as it using quality ingredients including shrimp paste, finger root, pepper, dried chilies as well as other seasonings. This helps making the soup mellow and delicious, just like the original one, saving time and reducing costs. Moreover, RosDee menu Spicy Shrimp Paste Soup can be used to prepare other kinds of soups, such as mushroom soup or Bamboo Shoot Soup Northeastern Style.
A concealed taste of “Kaeng Liang” that many people love so much is a mellow sweet taste at the tip of the tongue, which is derived from the vegetables. The trick is to cook all vegetables in water first, except the sweet basil. Then, continuously use the by boiling it and adding the RosDee menu Spicy Shrimp Paste Soup, followed by dried shrimps. Boil it until the shrimps are done, add the vegetables and continue boiling for around 2 minutes. Then, add the sweet basil. This will give the soup and the shrimps some sweet and mellow flavor. Using the water that was used to cook vegetables also gives “Kaeng Liang” an appetizing look that will help attract the customers.