Tom Yam Kung — spicy soup with shrimps

The most popular Tom Yam Kung has a specific, spicy taste with a sourish tinge and a very pleasant aroma consisting of a combination of scents of broth, ginger, lime sorghum and other components. It must be said that Thailand itself has many varieties of this dish.

List of required products:

  • 3 cups chicken broth;
  • 12 fresh tiger shrimps;
  • 1 tsp. chili pasta;
  • 3 tbsp. lemon juice;
  • 0,5 cups of oyster mushrooms;
  • 3 tbsp. of fish sauce;
  • 5 leaves of the kuffar;
  • piece of galangal 5 cm in length;
  • green coriander;
  • 5 fresh Thai chili peppers;
  • 1 stick of lemon grass.

Begin to cook


  1. Shrimps should be cleaned. Don’t throw the tails away.
  2. Rinse everything with water and dry.
  3. Oyster mushrooms are cut into large pieces.
  4. Chili peppers are cut along. Remove the seeds and cut everything into rather large parts.
  5. Cut the lemon grass into small pieces diagonally.
  6. Galangal is cleaned and ground. Broth is poured into a saucepan and brought to a boil condition.
  7. Add mushrooms, kafir, galangal and lemon grass. Bring to a boiling condition and add shrimps. When the shrimp starts to change color, add the chili paste. Stir, again give to a boiling condition, season with fish sauce, lemon juice and fresh chili, remove from heat. Sprinkle with celery greens.

Tom Yam Kung - spicy soup with shrimps

Tom Yam Kung — spicy soup with shrimps