Thai Tom Yum soup is a delicious and aromatic Thai soup. I crave this soup ALL of the time. I have brought this to parties and people always rave about it. Now friends always ask me to make it whenever we're getting together. I made it completely from scratch for years. A few years ago, I started using the paste and prefer it. I find it to be more flavorful. Tom Yum is distinctly known for it's hot and sour flavor. My version maintains the distinct hotness and sourness of the traditional soup but it also is slightly sweet and spicy. I make a side of jasmine rice and serve it with the soup. I noted the ingredients and amounts I use however, I encourage additions, deletions and alterations. I don't care for the mushrooms and I love broccoli which may come as a surprise to some. Broccoli is not a traditional component of this recipe but it's healthy and I find that it goes nicely with the broth. Play and have fun!