Tom Yum Goong is a soup dish that originated from Southeast Asia. It is made with prawns along with herbs and different spices; it is distinguished by its hot and sour taste.
Thailand and Laos were said to be the starting places of this hot and sour soup dish; however, the version of both countries have noticeable differences in terms of ingredients and preparation method. What we have here is the Thai version.
Tom Yum Goong’s closest Filipino soup dish counterpart is the Sinigang na Hipon. If you were to compare both dishes side by side, you’ll notice that Tom Yum is a little sweeter and spicier. Also, each dish has different vegetable components and souring agents.