Tom Yum Goong

Probably the most popular Thai soup, hot, hearty and ready in just half an hour! Real easy to prepare…

Ingredients (for 2)

  • 1 cup prawns
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp dried mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp lemongrass
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 lime
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • chili peppers as desired


  • Put the vegetable stock for the soup in a pot, cover and bring to a boil
  • In the meantime, chop and soak the mushrooms in cold water (at least 15 minutes)
  • Peel and devein the shrimps and set them aside
  • Chop the lemongrass and the chili peppers
  • When the stock is boiling, add the mushrooms (drained), fish sauce, tomato sauce, coconut milk, lime juice, lemongrass and crushed garlic cloves
  • Cook at medium heat for about 10 minutes
  • Add the shrimps and the chili peppers, and cook for another 5 minutes
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves before serving

Tips from the Chef

  • For extra spiciness add some Sriracha sauce just before serving!