Easy Tom Yum Soup Recipe

Easy Tom Yum Soup Recipe


  • 800 ml. chicken broth
  • 3 stalks fresh lemongrass sliced in 2-inch pieces
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 thumb sized ginger galangal or ginger sliced
  • 3 to matoes wedges
  • 2 tbsp. tamarind paste
  • 2 red chilis sliced
  • 2 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp. sugar
  • 1 can straw mushrooms rinsed and halved
  • 500 g large shrimp peeled with tails on
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 stalk spring onions sliced
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro


  • Bring the stock to a boil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, tomatoes, tamarind paste and chilis. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Then add the fish sauce, sugar, and mushrooms. Simmer for 5 minutes. Toss in the shrimp and cook until they turn pink. Remove from the heat and add the lime juice, spring onions, and cilantro.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve hot.


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