Tom yum soup recipe

spicy thai tom yam soup

This Tom Yum Soup Recipe has all the flavor of the authentic version in Thailand: Sour, pungent, acidic and hot.



Tom Yum Sauce


  1. Directions for tom yum sauce
  2. In a small pot, add oil, garlic, shallots and chilies and cook until garlic is golden brown (3-4 minutes). Turn the heat off and let the mixture cool in a bowl (don’t leave it in the pot as it will burn).
  3. Once the mixture has cooled, add to a mixer along with sugar, salt and ground shrimps. Blend until smooth or paste like.
  4. Directions for soup
  5. In a large saucepan, heat the stock with the tom yam sauce.
  6. Add the lime leaves, lemongrass, lemon juice, fish sauce, chilies, and sugar, then bring to a boil and simmer for two minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and shrimp and cook for a further two to three minutes, or until the shrimps are cooked through.
  7. Serve tom yum soup with fresh chiles and lemon wedges.


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  • Calories: 184
  • Sugar: 5.4
  • Sodium: 3052
  • Fat: 11.7
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5
  • Carbohydrates: 13.2
  • Fiber: 1.9
  • Protein: 8.3
  • Cholesterol: 34
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