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Sizzling Thai Tom Yum Delight

Tom Yum Soup

About the Dish:

Tom Yum Soup is a spicy and sour Thai soup that is packed with aromatic flavors. It is made with a combination of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, mushrooms, and shrimp or chicken. This soup is known for its refreshing and tangy taste that tantalizes the taste buds. It is often served as an appetizer or as a main course with steamed rice. Tom Yum Soup is a popular dish in Thai cuisine and is well-loved for its bold and vibrant flavors.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
Sodium 1000mg
Total Carbohydrates 20g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 3g
Protein 15g


Ingredient Quantity
Lemongrass 2 stalks
Kaffir Lime Leaves 5 leaves
Galangal 2 slices
Mushrooms 1 cup
Shrimp or Chicken 1/2 pound

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Prepare all the ingredients for the Tom Yum Soup. Cut the lemongrass into small pieces and bruise them with the back of a knife to release the flavors. Tear the kaffir lime leaves roughly. Slice the galangal into thin slices. Clean and slice the mushrooms. Peel and devein the shrimp or cut the chicken into small pieces.
  • Step 2: In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal. Let it simmer for about 5 minutes to infuse the flavors into the water.
  • Step 3: Add the mushrooms and cook for another 5 minutes until they are tender.
  • Step 4: Add the shrimp or chicken to the soup and cook until they are fully cooked.
  • Step 5: Season the soup with fish sauce, lime juice, and chili paste according to your taste preference. Adjust the amount of seasoning to achieve the perfect balance of spicy and sour flavors.
  • Step 6: Serve the Tom Yum Soup hot garnished with fresh cilantro leaves. Enjoy it as an appetizer or as a main course with steamed rice.

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