Tom Yum Soup

Tom yum soup is a delicious dish from Thailand. Rich in flavor and loaded up with delicious ingredients, it’s as filling and comforting as any chicken soup could ever hope to be.

While the pre-made soup base can be found in stores and there’s always the option to order takeout from a nice local restaurant, there’s just no comparison to something you’ve made yourself. Having the ability to cook up a pot of this spicy, savory, fragrant, and herbaceous soup whenever you want is a real treat, so we’re going to show you how.

Here’s our recipe for some amazing tom yum soup that’s as simple as it is flavorful.

Tom Yum Soup in porcelain bowls, mushrooms and soup spoons in the background.
Tom Yum Soup in porcelain bowls, mushrooms and soup spoons in the background.

Tom Yum Soup

Joss D
Tom yum soup is a delicious dish from Thailand. Rich in flavor and loaded up with delicious ingredients, it’s as filling and comforting as any chicken soup could ever hope to be.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Thai
Servings 4
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 stalks of lemongrasssliced
  • 2 tomatoespeeled, seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp. gingergrated
  • 2 chiliesthinly sliced
  • 2 tsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 12 shrimppeeled and deveined
  • 1 cup mushroomsquartered
  • 1 limejuiced

To serve:

  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Soy sauceto taste

Instructions
 

  • Place the stock into a large pot over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add the lemongrass, tomatoes, ginger, and red chilies. Return to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Add fish sauce, sugar, shrimp, mushrooms, and lime juice and cook for a further 3 minutes, or until completely cooked through.
  • To serve, pour the soup into four bowls and put a couple of the shrimps on a mini skewer. Garnish with basil and cilantro, and add soy sauce to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 13gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 769mgPotassium: 672mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 725IUVitamin C: 45.2mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1.7mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or dipping sauce.

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With just these few simple ingredients, you’ve successfully made a couple bowls of tom yum soup. Be proud of your accomplishment, since your stomach sure will be.

One of the best parts about learning to make your favorite takeout dishes is that you can tweak the ingredients and seasoning little by little to get it to more closely match the flavor profile you remember from your favorite restaurant. Maybe you could even improve on it. This recipe offers a great starting point for just that with tons of ways you can mix things up going forward.

Any other great Thai dishes you might want to learn how to make? There’s a whole world of culinary creations out there to try, so don’t let this be the place you stop. Keep trying and keep eating and, before you know, you’ll have the chops and the catalog of recipes to cook with the best of them.

Looking for dessert? Try our Banana Cake Pops

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