Yum is a spicy food that is suitable as an appetizer or as a beer snack and has been popular with the spice-loving Thais since ancient days.
Yum by definition means tossing food that is cut into small pieces together and seasoning with sauce, rather than a specific taste profile. For this reason, it’s apparent that Yum recipes have changed considerably throughout the years.
A good Yum should possess be a harmonious balance of sour, salty and spicy flavors and popular takes on Yum at present are fluffy minced catfish salad and ‘Yum Sam Krob’ a combination of three crispy ingredients of the chef’s choice. Some versions, like this winged bean one, add coconut milk and chili paste for a spicier, creamier experience.