Tom Yam Goong (Thai Spicy Tom Yam Soup)

Tom yum Goong or Thai Spicy Shrimp Soup is a well known dish. It has a delicate flavor, so when you season the soup, add the lime juice last and a little at a time, tasting the soup as you season. Should you add too much to the soup it cannot be corrected, hence make lime juice the last flavoring ingredient.

  • 2 cups of Chicken stock
  • 1/2 cup quartered Fresh mushrooms. 
  • 4-5 tbsp.Fish sauce.
  • 1/2 cup of Fresh prawns, peeled.
  • 2 Kaffir lime leaves 
  • 1 tbsp Bird's eye chili peppers chopped
  • Coriander leaves for spinkles
  • 1-2 stalk of lemon grass sliced.
  • 3-4 Galangal sliced
  • 4 tbsp lime juice.

  1. Boil the chicken stock in pot.  Add kaffir lime leaves, lemon grass sliced and galangal sliced.
  2. Allow the stock with the herbs to boil for a few minute to allow the herbs to impart their scent to the stock.
  3. Add fresh mushrooms and boil until done (one minute).
  4. While the liquid is still boiling add the prawns and season with fish sauce and lime juice. Turn off heat.
  5. Garnish with bird's eye chili peppers and coriander leaves, 
  6. Serve immediately. 
Note: Do not over cook the prawns, once the prawns turn white, turn off the heat.