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Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yam Goong

Tom Yum Soup is a popular Thai soup that is peppery, sour, and loaded with aromatic herbs and spices. The following are the ingredients and preparation procedures for Tom Yum Soup:


  • 4 cups of water or chicken broth
  • 1 stalk of lemongrass, cut into 1-inch pieces and bruised
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves, torn
  • 1 small piece of galangal, sliced
  • 2-3 Thai bird's eye chilies, sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1-2 tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup of straw mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro leaves


  • 8-10 shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced
  • 1 cup of tofu, cubed


  1. In a large pot, add the water or chicken broth and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal. Let it simmer for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
  3. Add the chilies, garlic, onion, and tomatoes. Let it cook for another 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  4. If you're adding protein, such as shrimp, chicken, or tofu, add it now and let it cook until it's no longer pink.
  5. Add the mushrooms and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and add the fish sauce and lime juice. Stir well.
  7. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot with steamed rice.

Tom Yum Soup is an easy-to-prepare, delectable, and comforting soup. Utilizing lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal is essential for obtaining its signature flavor. 

This soup's popularity in Thai cuisine is attributable to the unique aroma and flavor profundity contributed by these ingredients.

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