Thai Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup - Tom Yum Goong

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins

A classic Thai soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in a pot with garlic until aromatic; add onion and cook, stirring, until onion is light brown.
  2. Add the water and bring to a boil.
  3. Add black pepper, lemongrass, galangal, chiles, and lime leaves; return to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Place shrimp in the pot along with the fish sauce and lime juice.
  5. Simmer for 3 more minutes, or until shrimp are firm and cooked.
  6. Garnish soup with fresh cilantro before serving.
Most Helpful

So simple and so yummy! I also add a small amount of coconut milk and serve over noodles. It really is delicious. Thanks for a great recipe.

Billy Biscuit May 02, 2010

im only 13 yrs old and this soup was so easy to make and it was so Delicious its the same 1 from thai diamond BBQ i recomand u to make this.

wesam12 November 22, 2012

A meal the whole family enjoyed. I used half of the oil without trouble. I also used 1.5 red chilies (didn't have green) and it was spicy enough for us--cleared the sinuses. Lovely flavors and I agree it makes a nice light meal.

mrl February 05, 2012