9 Reviews

Great soup! Perfect homemade version of a Thai favorate. Like others I made without kaffir lime leaves as I was unable to find any - still super tasty results. A definite keeper.

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girlaugust February 07, 2010

wow! I could have fooled anyone with this recipe. Exactly the same look and taste as the Tom Yum Gai from our favourite local Thai restaurant. I will certainly put that recipe in my top 25! (note: i didn't even have any kaffir lime leaves and it was still terrific!)

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nlavigne January 11, 2010

I felt this was a little too tart and very salty. Personally I would add less fish oil and lime juice - and perhaps a little more sweetness is required.

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Kevin Bradley March 27, 2008

This soup is excellent. It's simple and tastes great.

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rod_n_daisy December 31, 2007

GINGER!!! in Tom Yam are you mad? Galangal people not ginger. Nutters.

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noel d. September 05, 2013

Great recipe!!! Just made it tonight and my son proclaimed it his #1 favorite dish. I made enough for 8 and my family of 4 ate it all. My only recommended change would be to drain the chicken/onions before adding the rest of the ingredients so that the broth isn't milky. Eat your heart out, Thai Town!!!

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gamehaus August 21, 2012

This is a very good, basic recipe to get the idea of the soup and be able to make your own adjustments according to taste. If you followed it exactly you would never add the mushrooms and who knows what they mean by "another few minutes"? So, I would assume this recipe is meant to be adjusted and wing it. I just made this and it was excellent. I had no peanut oil so I used canola with a couple dashes of hot chili flavored oil and I used less fish sauce and lime juice than they called for, but more lemongrass and lime leaves and I had shiitake mushrooms on hand so I used those. I also never get fresh ginger anymore, I use naturally pressed ginger juice in place of fresh ginger since I can never use it up before it goes bad. The bottle of ginger juice lasts for a while in the fridge and I just add with the broth instead of saute. I also put in some shrimp instead of chicken at the end and was great. I thought this was pretty close to perfect for the balance of flavors, at least to my sense of taste. I don't think you can really go wrong using this as the framework for your own soup. Just don't follow the recipe exactly and don't be afraid to taste along the way to make it exactly how you would like it!

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jeanshallot August 04, 2012

if i could give this recipe 10 stars i would! i doubled the recipe and the onlything i did differently was add more nam prik pow as we like it real spicy :) thanks for an excellent recipe

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^RoSe^ January 18, 2011

I have reduced the lemon juice according to my taste, the soup came tasty !

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gautham.pallapa December 03, 2008
Tom Yum Gai (Thai Hot & Sour Chicken Soup)