Easy Thai Tom Yum Goong Soup Recipe (วิธีทำต้มยำกุ้ง)

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Thai cuisine includes some of the most diverse culinary flavors in the world – each meal must contain a wide variety of dishes that incorporate all the taste buds. Thai food not only includes tastes like spicy and sour and sweet but also combines a mixture of stir fried, steamed, boiled, deep fried and lots of soups.

Thai tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง) is one of the most popular and widely available soups in Thai cuisine. It’s a soup that’s spiced with chilies, flavored with shrimp or another meat, and made sour with lime juice. Each bite of Thai tom yum is like a burst of invigorating flavor.

In this HD video recipe today, we’ll be going over the ingredients and I’ll show you exactly how to make some of the best Thai soup ever! Making Thai soups is not extremely complicated, but you just have to remember that you have to cook your food to your exact taste – there’s no precise measuring when it comes to cooking Thai food – it’s really up to you and your tongue. Be sure to taste quite frequently when you cook this soup! It should be slightly salty, spicy to your taste and quite sour.

So here is my mother in law’s home cooked recipe for the ultimate Thai tom yum goong.


First here are the ingredients you’ll need:

1.5 liters of water
1 thumb size chunk of galangal
8 kaffir lime leaves
4 stalks of lemongrass
8 cloves of garlic
2 sweet white onions
3 red tomatoes
1/4 kilo of raw shrimp
red or green chillies
handful bunch of cilantro
2 – 3 handfuls of mushrooms
4 – 5 limes

2 tablespoons of Thai chili paste (prik pao)
1 teaspoon of salt
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of fish sauce

Like I mentioned above, Thai food is all about the way it tastes for yourself. This list of ingredients is just a guide and you should take it and adapt it to your own tastes. If you don’t think it’s salty enough, add more fish sauce or salt or if it’s not sour enough add more lime juice!

Thai soup should be eaten with a meal that includes a number of other Thai dishes as well as bowls of rice. Instead of scooping the soup into individual bowls for eaters, the Thai way to eat is to just have a single communal bowl of soup and all eaters dip their spoon into the soup to enjoy it together!

Please continue to watch this video for all the vital recipe information on the steps to make your delicious tom yum goong (ต้มยำกุ้ง)!

Thank you for watching and please leave a comment below to let me know how your soup was!


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