Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup
03 June 2024

One of the most popular dishes in Thailand is Tom Yum  Soup, which is made with shrimp and sea bass or only with mushrooms. It is served hot and tastes sour.  The word tom means 'boiling' and yum means 'mixed'. So, how do you make tom yum goong, the famous soup of Thailand? If you have the ingredients ready, we can move on to the recipe!

Prep Time : 15 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Servings : 6 People
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Tom Yum Soup


  • 12 pieces of shrimp
  • 4 sea bass fillets
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 onions
  • 6 cups of fish broth
  • 200 grams of oyster mushrooms
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 20 grams of fresh ginger
  • 1 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 6 sprigs of lemongrass
  • 4 tbsp. lemon juice
  • Black Pepper
  • Salt
Tom Yum Soup


  1. First, dice the onions and finely mince the garlic.
  2. Add oil to a pan and sauté the onions and garlic in the oil.
  3. After two minutes of sautéing, add the minced ginger, red pepper flakes, hot sauce, and mushrooms.
  4. After sautéing the ingredients, add the fish stock and bring to a boil.
  5. When it is close to boiling, add lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  6. Meanwhile, cut the sea bass fillets into cubes and add them to the pan. Then add the shrimp and mix.
  7. Cook over low heat until the shrimp are softened.
  8. Then add the coriander and lemongrass, and turn off the heat. Enjoy your meal.
Expert Tips
  • You can use oysters, cultivated, or mixed mushrooms for this recipe.
  • To make things easier, buy the sea bass as fillets and get the shrimp cleaned.
  • You can also add vegetable broth instead of fish broth.
  • The soup is ready when the shrimp and sea bass are soft.

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