Tom Yam Goong (Thai Hot And Sour Soup)

Recipe: Tom Yam Goong (Thai Hot And Sour Soup)


  • 1 qt Water
  • 2 Stalks lemon grass, cut
  • into 1 1/2″ lengths 4 Kaffir lime leaves, each
  • torn off center spine 1 lg Shallot, peeled, sliced
  • 6 sm Thai chiles
  • OR 2 Serrano chiles, sliced
  • lengthwise 1/2 lb Medium shrimp, peeled and
  • deveined, tails left on 1/2 c Canned straw mushrooms
  • 3 tb Lime juice
  • 3 tb Fish sauce
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1 sm Firm tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1 c Cilantro leaves
  • 1 tb Chopped pak chee farang


  1. Place water in 3-quart saucepan. Add lemon grass, line leaves and shallot and bring to boil.
  2. Add chiles and shrimp. Cook 2 minutes.
  3. Add straw mushrooms, lime juice, fish sauce and salt. Add tomato and cook just until heated, not soft.
  4. Turn unstrained soup into serving bowl. (Do not eat lemon grass and lime leaves.) Top with pak chee farang and cilantro leaves.

Number of servings (yield): 3

Meal type: lunch

Culinary tradition: Thai

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)