Tom Yum

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by K c6462

Nice, flavorful Thai soup. Easy to make and very tasty. Got the recipe from a Vegetarian magazine. I'm not a Vegetarian, but I love this soup!

Top Review by resenjess

I say yum yum to Tom Yum! My brother went to Thailand and brought back a bunch of spices for me as a gift. So, I searched recipes by ingredients. This was my first try with the new-to-me ingredients and it came out tasty. I used dried Thai red hot peppers and dried lemon grass, as well as three baked and cubed chicken breasts and ginger powder instead of fresh ginger. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. Easy, yummy, interesting. Five stars from me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Medium saucepan, heat vegetable broth, lemon grass, chilis and lime leaves to a simmer.
  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, add oil, garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring often for 30 seconds.
  3. When broth has simmered about 5 minutes, remove lemon grass, chilis and leaves and discard them.
  4. Add the cooked garlic and ginger to the broth. Return broth to a boil.
  5. Stir in chili paste and mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms have wilted (about 30-45 seconds). (At this point, you may want to include cooked chicken - shredded or cubed, if desired).
  6. Stir in lime juice and soy sauce.
  7. Remove from heat, ladle into bowls and top each bowl with tomato and cilantro.

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