Easy Thai Tom Yum Soup Recipe (Sour Spicy Soup)

This is probably one of the easiest recipes to make Thai tom yum goong soup (Thai spicy and sour shrimp soup, ต้มยำกุ้งน้ำใส). Feel free to modify the recipe to suit your own interests or add ingredients to you own liking.

Should take no more than 20 – 30 minutes to make.

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  • Water: 2 – 3 cups (1/2 of a sauce pan)
  • Shrimp (can substitute Chicken): 10 shrimp
  • Tomatoes: 2 tomatoes
  • Limes: 4 – 6 limes (depending on how sour)
  • Thai chilies: I used about 8 chilies
  • Mushrooms: handful
  • Lemongrass: 1 sliced handful (about 2 stalks)
  • Kaffir lime leaves: about 8 leaves
  • Galangal root: 1 inch by 1 inch chunk
  • Fish sauce: a few squirts (1 – 2 teaspoons)
  • Sugar: 1 teaspoon


Steps to Making Easy Thai Tom Yum Soup!

Step 1:
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Slice up the lemongrass, galangal, tomatoes, chilies, mushrooms, and shrimp


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Boil about half a medium sauce pot of water


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When the water is boiling, add the sliced galangal, lemongrass, and kaffir lime leaves


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Boil for about 5 minutes and then add the shrimp


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Boil for another 5 minutes and add the sliced Thai chilies and the mushrooms


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Boil for 2 minutes and add the chopped tomatoes


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Boil the easy tom yum soup for about 5 minutes


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Add a few squirts of fish sauce, about 1 teaspoon to start with (and you can add more if needed)


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If the soup is slightly bitter, add about 1 teaspoon of sugar, boil the soup for another 5 minutes


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Take the pot off the heat and add squeeze in the lime juice (if it’s on the stove still, the heat will turn the lime juice bitter – so take it off the stove before adding the lime juice) – make it sour!


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Easy Thai Tom Yum Soup Recipe

That’s it – you’ve got delicious and easy Thai tom yum soup! Add some cilantro to garnish if you would like.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. Khun VICHO says

    Hi Mark!

    My question is … What about a little bit of Nam Prik Pao? I miss it in your easy Tom Yum soupo recipe.

    Best Regards,
    Khun VICHO

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