Tom Yam Soup | Thai Recipes | Stay Home series

Updated: May 15, 2020

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Tom Yam (or Tom Yum) soup is one of the most famous Thai cuisines, and It is one of the recommended menus to try once traveling in Thailand. At the first sip of soup, you will overcome the mixture's taste of spicy and sour with fragrant lemongrass, fresh galangal root, and kaffir lime leaf. Tom Yam Kung (or Tom Yum Goong) is the most well-known variety of Tom Yam Soup and makes use of shrimps as the main ingredient. However, you may cook with seafood ( Tomyam Ta-ley) or chicken (Tomyam Gai) according to your preference. This delicious Tom Yam soup is easy to cook and takes no more than 20 – 30 minutes to make this special Thai soup.


  • 12 to 14 medium shrimp (or 8 to 10 large, raw, shells left on or removed)

  • 4 - 5 Cups of water or chicken stock

  • 1 -2 stalk lemongrass

  • 3 slices fresh galangal