Tom yum soup recipe

Tom yum soup recipe collection from Thai cuisine

Tom yum soup recipe collection from Thai cuisine. It is a type of hot and sour Thai soup. It has origin in Thailand. In 2017, the Tom yum gained 4th place  on the list of the “World’s 50 most Delicious Foods” by CNN travel.

In recent years, tom yum has been very popular  around the world.

 Here Tom means the boiling process and yam is a Thai spicy and sour salad.

Here’s this recipe.



20-30 shrimps

5-6 Mushrooms (sliced)
6 Kaffir lime leaves
2 Lemon grass stems
4 Garlic cloves (minced)
2 Green or Red fresh chillies
Fish sauce  2 tabspoon

Thai Red Curry paste  1 teaspoon
Lemon juice   2-3 tabspoon
Fresh coriander (chopped) 2 tabspoon


Step 1

Remove the head and shells of prawns and wash them thoroughly. Then place the head and shells in a non-stick pan with five cups of water.

Step 2

Crush 2 kaffir lime leaves and two green chilies and add to the above heads and shells mix.

Step 3

Heat the pan and bring the mix to a boil, add salt and let it simmer for next 15 minutes. Strain the stock later.

Step 4

Heat the strained stock in a pan, add mushrooms and prawns, and let them cook for next 3-4 minutes.

Step 5

Mix fish sauce, Thai red curry paste, minced garlic and lemon juice, and stir it well for next 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Garnish with whole kaffir lime leaves, chopped fresh coriander and serve piping hot.



The basic ingredient of Tom yum is shrimp or pork. If shrimp is the base ingredient, put it in soup after the soup boils. If pork is the base ingredient, put it in the soup before it boils. The most popular Tom yum base is river shrimp called “Tom yum Goong”.

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