Tom Yam Soup

April 2010 · 1 minute read
tom yam soup
Its a brilliant day for massing about here on the river, in my little punt on this fantastic floating market just outside of Bangkok, and to celebrate the superb location i'm going to make a very simple and very typical thai soup - Tom yam


  • Wonderful big prawns
  • Mushrooms
  • Lemongrass
  • Galangal (thai ginger)
  • Lime leaves
  • Fresh delicious pieces of coconut
  • Little dynamite birdseye chili peppers
  • Fresh coriander
  • Hot chicken stock
  • Sauce (chili paste, fresh lime juice and fish sauce)
Pop some of the lime leaves into the pot with the hot stock, then the lemongrass goes in and some spicy ginger and let it simmer for few minutes.Add the prawns to the pot and let them take a bit of heat.

Add the mushrooms and fresh coconut and mix around, simmer for 5 minutes until it comes to a boil and add the sauce.

Finally add fresh coriander and chili peppers.