My favourite dish. I thought of using it in a risotto. Hope I can manage to do it. Im looking forward to making this!!! Actually I miss Thai food so much I allmost go cracy. The flavoring . Oh! Don't sweat if a pun has to be explained to you. Take two roma tomatoes and two small white onions and slice them into wedges - you want them to be big and chunky. A Taste of Heaven. Ill have to widen my search to ensure I source a supply. Eat it with: Rice, and a spread of other Thai dishes. It turned out amazing! So easy to follow after watching your video. I will try some of your other recipes. I just got some Tom Yum soup from a local authentic Thai place. Sprinkle 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves on top just before serving. Made this tonight with chicken and prawns. And so easy to make! You can also remove the seeds if youd still like the chili flavor but not as much heat. It's not normally eaten as an individual bowl of soup, the way it would be in Western cultures, but instead it's a communal dish that goes together with other dishes and eaten with rice. Enjoy! Of course I really like it with equal amounts of squid and Shrimp. The best part of your cooking videos (too me) is when you try the food. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Love it! Am learning something new every day. I got the runs from the antibiotics in it. Arlington, MA ( from CT) for some good tum yum. If not, they dont get invited back. I just made and ate this. Thanks for your perfect recipe and excellent video. I love his show. Real tasty Tom Yum, ok. Great to hear it turned out so well, thank you for sharing! I hope i can get that prick pao paste here in qatar but what if its not available here,do you have any substitute for that chili paste? Ive visited Thailand so many times and am in love with the culture, people, and the food. I substituted the zest of two limes and sliced ginger. I loved that the ingredients could be roughly chopped and added. I hope you enjoyed this tom yum soup recipe. Then took them out near the end and added the tails so they didnt over cook. just like the restaurant. I am always interested in where you and Ying are going to show up. Thank you again and keep cooking Thai food! Lots of thanks. So happy you posted this. 1 handful (10g) coriander leaves. Add lime juice, then taste. Thank you so much for going beyond the foods and cities, and providing recipes! A persons success does not depend on his wisdom, but perseverance. As a senior ,its way above my daily salt recomendation, Practice makes perfect I guess. Better than the Tom Yum we have bought in the last from the local Thai shop!! Im not sure if its as good as the Tom Yum youve been eating, but its certainly quality fare for my neck of the woods and I somehow know you would like it a lot. Thanks pal. Also loved you video! YUMMMM. Really AWESOME. Next time I will leave it whole and take it out before serving. Please let me know. OMGfirst time making this. It also comes in a glass jar, & can be labelled chilli jam, We love this recipe :) I make the creamy version the most but both are good. I also added a tablespoon of instant paste just for flavoring. Trim off about 1/2 inch from the root end of 1 lemongrass stalk and 2/3 off the top. Peel off and discard the tough outer leaves until you reach the smooth and pale inner leaves. I made your tom yum goong nam khon recipe tonight and it was amazing. Instructions and amounts were almost spot on, just some slight variations (she wanted more chili). Dear Mark, I am sure it has changed. And yes tom yum is the first food i ate, and youre right! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I wonder if there is a way to attenuate this odour? David Chan, Wonderful recipe mark. Excellent combination of all ingredients!! I only used half the suggested amount and it still ended up tasting like a Tom Yum cleaning solution and I love the taste of lime. I love my very own Thai kitchen & your recipe. Ive become quite an expert in cooking creamy version of tom yum goong. Made it as shown except only used about one lime total. Was in Thailand in 1968, 1969, I am very envious. Hi. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in your wok over medium high heat, and add the shrimp shells and heads. Did I miss something there on my maiden voyage? The beauty of many Thai dishes is that they freeze really well. The lemongrass and lime leaves will be very fragrant. Usually the traditional version would be made with just the shrimp tomalley, and then fresh chilies. Better than my towns only thai place. Tom yum Puns. Yes, you could reduce the ingredients, that would work fine. Tried it out while video chatting with my GF back in Thailand, following her instructions. Trust me, nothing hits the spot better than a hot bowl of soup during the cold Tasmanian winter here. This is the CLEAR version of Tom Yum. Great to be able to make this from fresh rather than supermarket jars etc. I also cut the heads of the prawns and let those cook early on. Mark. You arent farang you are thai , Your Videos are amazing. Hey Atul, instead of fish sauce, salt would be the next best option. I get at least 3 out of one I do realize cooking is not chemistry, and you cant really just list how many grams of what to add and voila, but sometimes it would be helpful to know if we are at the same page with stuff. Tom Yum Goong () is a Thai soup that's meant to be eaten with a variety of other Thai dishes. Thank you for the great recipe. Storing: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 2 days. I made this Tom Yum Goong and shared with my workmates. Usually in Thailand we use Tiparos brand, which to me is usually quite smooth. An Ancient Siamese Recipe for Tom Yum Soup (First Published in 1890). Meanwhile, cut 8 ounces oyster mushrooms into bite-sized pieces and juice 2 limes until you have 1/4 cup juice. Glad you love tom yum as well. Wow! Will look after you with no fuss. amzn_assoc_title = "Things used in this recipe"; Hi Kid, thanks for stopping by. Also, thank you for the tip for other readers. Tom Yum Soup Mixture 5 cups water 1 teaspoon makrut lime leaf 1 1/3 tablespoons chopped ginger 1 1/3 tablespoons chopped galangal 1/4 cup chopped lemongrass 3/4 tablespoon chopped Thai chile 1/3 teaspoon salt 1 ounce fish sauce 2 ounces lime juice 1/2 teaspoon dark brown sugar 2 1/2 tablespoons red curry paste 2 cups white sugar Thats how important they are. Tried this in a Thai restaurant , didnt really know what I was eating but it was great. Add the shrimp head and shell to make shrimp stock. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; Hi Jessie, fantastic, Im so happy to hear you enjoyed this tom yum goong! Youre welcome, hope you enjoy it! Tom translates to boiled and yum translates to medley, which refers to the soups dressing. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; Thank YOU! Tom Yum is one of my favorite dishes from Thailand. A wonderfully authentic recipe for one of my favorite Thai foods. I admit I didnt have galangal so I used ginger and nam prik pao instead of fresh chilis (yikes! Thanks again! I followed the recipe exactly, and it didnt come out as well as Id hoped, so I dumped a spoonful of Nam Prik Pao. Ill let you know if I ever had the ebook printed. Peel the shrimp and remove the heads. Does it come out of a can? I like Tom Yum Soup and would love to make it at home.. problem is I cant make it with shrimp or fish due to family food allergies.. Can this be made with chicken, beef or pork? Simmer and let the stock reduce to 2 1/2 cups. 3. The basic Tom Yum is the clear soup version called Tom Yum Nahm Sai which has a clean, aromatic, sour taste. amzn_assoc_linkid = "5ee66f9e41643578650ab6453ce8e436"; Thank you so much for posting this. Hi Patti, youre welcome, thanks for your support. She cooks every day, and somehow eats even more often. Thanks for sharing the recipe, will definitely make this again. My husband loved it! It really does taste best to make a fresh batch, but if youre pressed for time, making a bigger batch an eating it for a few days does work alright. The broth is my favorite part: Close-my-eyes delicious. This is my 2nd recipe from this site. Taste test the tom yum and adjust the flavor as needed before adding the kaffir lime leaves and turning off the heat. I always make a small amount so never really needed to and I cant stand the jarred pastes. One of the most famous of all Thai foods, and what I think is one the best soups in the world, is Thai tom yum goong (). Yes, you can remove those herbs if you like. I think he prefer the creamy version. Not good at all? THANK YOU MARK. I have not made the creamy version because I can not get ever how quick, easy and delicious this recipe is. Made it and ate it for the first time using this recipe. I WILL BE VERY GLAD TO GET THE RECIPE OF TOM YUM SOUP CHICKEN. Mark, well what can I say? The soup is also made with fresh ingredients such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed red chili peppers. Cara membuatnya pun tidak sulit, sobat dapat menyiapkan tom yam creamy soup hanya dengan menggunakan 14 bahan dan 3 langkah saja. Then rinse the lemongrass stalks and remove the outer first or two layers. However, I did end up eating the galangal as it was quite soft and yummy, lol. I used Saffron Road lemon grass basil simmer sauce for the lemongrass. Thanks for the recipe. Stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, until they turn a bright and deep orange. Thanks. Im trying to prove to her that I can cook. The soup need to simmer a while to make the ribs fall-off-the-bone tender but they are delicious. It said 8 12 tablespoons of lime juice (10 15 limes). I will certainly try yours but I cant imagine it without tamarind Go figure. Tom yum goong nam sai () is tom yum with shrimp in a clear broth, while tom yum goong nam khon () is the creamy milky version. You can put on the lid just so it starts to boil and release all the herb flavors quicker. I tried to to fined similar tasting tom yum soup but unfortunately I was never able to make it same as in Thailand. I just made this for lunch,I had a craving for a home made Tom Yum. A list of puns related to "Tom yum" Help! My family raved about it ! It works like a charm. Haha, thanks for sharing Fannie, glad you enjoyed it! My thai chillies were green/unripe so the spiciness was weak. Nam prik pao () is basically a Thai roasted chili sauce thats packed with flavor and usually bought in a can these days. Looking forward to trying your Tom Yum soup recipes. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; I had to substitute some things because I cant get out w the pandemic. Instant noodle: introduced Cup Noodles, the first cup noodle product. Love it! I also had to get a mic of oyster mushrooms w crimini and shiitake. (?!?!?) Sounds great, if I make it to SF will let you know. I crushed the garlic, used half a tin of italian roma tomatoes it was very authentic, Ive been to Thailand many times, thanks Mark really good website it was very helpful. Throw the lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, garlic and chilies into the water. I played with it however by only using 5 limes and 3 chillis. Just do what you prefer :). Now prepare your shrimp (or whatever meat of choice youre making tom yum with). We ate around it and it was still awesome. Thanks for sharing. Get our best recipes, grocery finds, and clever kitchen tips delivered to your inbox. Tom yum, or sometimes referred to as "tom yam," is a soup that originated in Thailand. Hey Karen, glad you enjoyed it, thank you! I would also slice the garlic next time too. Tom Kloang Pla Salid Makaam On from The Local (Bib Gourmand) Tom som. I tested it sveral times. Hi Mark, Have a great day! Nothing else. 1,000 thanks yous for your amazing website!!! Thank you very much for recipe, I will definitely cook it again and again and again! I made the clear version with shrimp and squid and it turned out perfect! Enjoyed it both clear and with the condensed milk/chilli oil. Place the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, garlic, and shallot in the boiling water, and let it simmer for fifteen minutes. its like youre eating your first bite of food ever..(really great expressions). You can find the trees on the internet. Very detailed and extremely easy to follow. Once your heat is off, go back to your lime juice and add about 8 tablespoons of lime juice (depending on how sour you like it, I like it really sour). Good food, Puns/Jokes & Food for the Thoughts. We eat a lot of Thai food n yours do look authentic so I am going to try your recipe! The flavor of tom yum should be sour upfront from lime juice, then salty from fish sauce, with a mild sweetness from nam prik pao paste. Full list of ingredients listed in the official recipe section below. Good idea to just leave them at the bottom of the pot and just let me rest there releasing all their flavor. I need to work on the effect of varying the lime juice, fish sauce and sugar. I used to have a little place I went to in my hometown for Tom Yum when I was feeling under the weather or downright sick. Simmer until shrimp are pink and plump, about 3 minutes. But you made it very easy and now I enjoy making it. Ill give this recipe another try, but Ill probably boil the herbs a bit longer too. Hi Kang, great to hear from you, thank you very much glad you enjoyed this recipe and the tom yum. Came back to Srilanka which Is my native place and tried your excellent instructions. followed your recipe and was amazing thanks so much!!!! Much appreciated, as I love asian food of all kinds. Overall, 75% of the time I like tom yum goong nam sai ( clear version) because its so pure and clear and tastes quite healthy. For a while I imagined myself being good enough to cook a proper Tom Yum soup at a local Thai restaurant, haha! Boil your tom yum for another minute or so and then turn off the heat. Thank you,will love to hear from you and preference is only vegetarian no meat. I was so happy to have found all these ingredients today. Thailand Food Puns This is the best Thai food I've ever pad. 7 Regards Great to hear that Leah, glad you liked it. Keep filming and penning the recipes. Reheat gently in a pot over medium-low heat or in the microwave. I would make this again. Thank you for sharing your recipe n showing us how to make it! Awesome to hear that Christine, glad you enjoyed it! Best cooking video ever! Couldnt find the kaffir leaves but didnt seem to make a difference! This was easy and fantastic. Dave, Sydney Australia. Great stuff! Thanks for the recipe! kaffir in the broth or leave them there? The makrut lime plant is used more for its leaves than its fruit. I have been trying to make tom yam soup and it always turns out into a tomato soup. Ive been wanting to have a go at making Tom Yum for sometime now. Everyday that I work she prepares such amazing and delicious Thai food. Puedes ayudarme? Its perfect. I'm coconuts for Thailand. This is actually one of my favorite soups! Hey Ian, thank you very much, glad you love tom yum as well. Sensacional tu trabajo culinario e informativo de tus viajes. I also like to add the nam prik pao even to the clear soup to get those little red oil bubbles on top and to get the extra flavor. Hey Oddy, really happy to hear your tom yum goong turned out so well, thanks! I think youll love it! I am SO EXCITED!! Pour the water into the pot then bring to a boil. You dont want your tom yum to be overcooked. After its cooked and ready to eat, can I remove the lemongrass, galangal and When I was in Bangkok, Tom yum goong nam khon was made with coconut milk and not condense milk like you mentioned. Normally they would just sit at the bottom of the bowl, on not be eaten, but you can remove them all the same. This recipes turned out amazing! If I buy a shrimp dish in Bangkok what quality can I expect? Example sentences with the word tom-yum. Remove the pot from the heat. Take your stalks of lemongrass, and first tear off the outermost leaf and throw it out. It was delicious. Dave, Video was very easy to follow and understand. Yes, I agree, its an amazing soup when you need a boost of herbs and flavor. Tasted just like at the restaurants. When I take a big whiff of it after it arrives at the table I almost hack my brains out from its intriguingly spicy and complex fragrance. Great taste but the lemon grass was really tough and chewy and stringy. If youre using shrimp for this tom yum recipe, you might get some foam build up on top of your soup, in which case you can just lightly skim it off the top and toss it out. Hi Grelyn, good to hear from you, glad you and your husband enjoy prik pao. Siu Mai: I love you Siu Mai-ch. since I was in thailend in 2006 I have been addected to Tom YUM soup , but never had good recepie like that , I cant wait to cook it and try your recepie ! We drive all the way to. Thai salads are called yum, and yum vinaigrette is made up of fish sauce, lime juice, palm sugar, and chilies. Is it OK to substitute the evaporated milk with coconut milk? You may need more of each, but start with that. Hi Mark, I tried your recipe today. I went to a local Thai restaurant here in central CA on my birthday and thought I heard a familiar voicethey were playing you on a TV in the restaurant!! How can I make tom yum goong soup with the paste and the dried herbs? My first time making it and your directions allowed for easy adjustments. Thanks again! Dont think the canned chilli paste is available where i live. Hi Shalina, great to hear you love tom yum goong, and glad it turned out so well! I can see that its going to be appearing often on the dinner table. Will let you know how it turns out. Just to confirm if I want to make the entire recipie creamy I should double the paste and milk in the ingridients list correct ? Asian store that have large Southeast Asian customers will sell it in fresh vegetables area. Hey Anastasia, thank you very much, glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing your recipe :). Thanks! Im not sure if I remember it right. Hey Leah, it all depends on the age of the galangal when its young its really good to eat, but the older galangal can be more tough. Super easy and quick!!!!! You might not be able to necessarily taste the lemongrass and makrut lime leaves, but these aromatics should hit your nose while you slurp. . But, as the lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves were quite tough, I didnt eat those. Typically in Thailand the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, and galangal all just sit at the bottom of the bowl of soup maybe just to keep the aroma, and so you know they are within the soup and they are just eaten around without being eaten. Just went through the net and found your recipe. See more of our authentic Thai recipes here. Truly Thai style First, take off the stem, and then you can either just slice them in two pieces, or give them a little pound on your cutting board like I did (just be careful of flying seeds). I prefer the clear broth. My mummy actually likes it and took a second helping! Thanks a lot for your delicious recipes and your great job. So tasty and authentic. Will try the soup. But first, watch the video for exact detailed instructions: (If you cant see the video, watch it here:, Time: About 30 minutes I just tried to make this tom yum goong nam sai and it was excellent! I LOVE Thai food and you have made it so simple with detailed ingredients that Im now able to try on my own!! Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe..after we had so many Tom Yum recipes,my family love this the most, Pros: tells you the right ingredients, gives context, medium spicy level Ben and ning noosa australia. However I figure it would be more clear if you gave (at least estimated) mass of what you use. Thanks. It's not normally eaten as an individual bowl of soup, the way it would be in Western cultures, but instead it's a communal dish that goes together with other dishes and eaten with rice. This was fantastic. Great website ,all the information i need in simple directions..thanks for your effort. the recipe and the taste is beyond all criticism, but how is your opinion about the shrimp production in Asia and Thailand? Hey Jayantha, haha, thank you so much for sharing your story! Were lucky to have amazing fresh produce to use where I live (except galangal) which is a little harder to find, so its off to the kitchen for me. Here's a good example: "The thermostat is set too high," said Tom heatedly. Tom Jones (1963 film): Tom Jones is a 1963 British comedy film, an adaptation of Henry Fielding's classic 1749 novel The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling . Love Thailand food. Can you recommend the next recipe I should have a crack at we love chillis and chicken if that helps! Thank you for sharing the recipe. She calls it Tom Yum Seecron(sp) Moo. This recipe is IT, though!! Making this soup to your own taste with spicy sour salty including all of the ingredients, is the best way for each person to enjoy it?? Tom Yum Soup Recipe Instructions. Thanks mark for the reply Im awed and inspired through your travel video in youtube around the globe s Will definitely try another recipes that you published here. Utensils: Large saucepan In the recipie you mentioned that you saved half for clear and half for creamy . Thanks for the recipe :). Ladle into bowls and serve with fresh coriander and fresh chilli! 2 spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced. Theres no need to add salt, as saltiness comes from the fish sauce. I personally love it with coconut creamand extra coriander and spring onions.. Its hard for me to tell whether the soup needs more fish sauce or sugar, as I dont cook with them very often. Popular brand of nam prik pao () in Thailand. Wow this was incredible!