/ Sunday, November 23, 2008 / 12 Comments / , ,

Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong is one of my favorite soups. It's spicy, refreshing, and sour too! This is a must order dish when I dined at a Thai restaurant. However, it's quite easy to prepare at home.

Tom Yum Goong


5 cups Chicken Broth
300g Prawns, shelled and deveined
30g Galangal, sliced
2 stalk Lemongrass, sliced
5 Kaffir Lime Leaves, torn
3 Tbsp Roasted Chili Paste
150g Oyster Mushrooms
2 ripe Tomatoes, quartered
6 Thai Birds-Eye Chilies
4 Tbsp Fish Sauce
Lime juice to taste
1 Tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped
2 stalk scallions, sliced
Sea Salt to taste


Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a large pot. Add the galangal, lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Then add the roasted chili paste and the birds-eye chilies. Simmer for another 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, prawns, fish sauce, lime juice, scallions and bring it to a boil again. Season with sea salt or more lime juice. Serve immediately and top with coriander leaves.

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  1. i always order that too!yay to making it at home:)

  2. A Thai dissident who had been jailed for his views and was in the U.S. as a visiting scholar at Columbia U. first taught me how to make this soup. Beautiful photos! I keep coming to your blog, so I must add you to my blogroll. Thanks for a great blog.

  3. @ SteamyKitchen: Hey Jaden, a compliment from you means a lot to me. Thanks so much :D

  4. @chocolatecup: I guess we both love Tom Yum soup!

  5. @Ninette: You're most welcome and thanks for adding me to your blogroll ;)

  6. Gorgeous photo! Is the roasted chili paste homemade or from a jar? The one time I made tom yum, I made the paste myself, but if it's available in jar form, that would certainly make things easier!

  7. The roasted chili paste was homemade. Thanks for the compliments.

  8. Thank you very much. The information was very nice and the service was excellent.

    I hope you can take the time to visit the website, www.thai-food.in.th. It is only just beginning but I think you will eventually find it to be a great resource to learn about Thai food basics and beayond.

  9. I made this soup base for my seafood hot pot tonight and it was delicious! Thank you so much for the recipe.


  10. @Lisa: You are most welcome :-)

  11. Thx for the reciepe


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