Tom Yum GoongSoup is a classic Thai cuisine whichhas been popular around the world. Tom Yum soup has potent combination of many herbs and spices with many health benefits. This Thai classic soup was under scientific study to proof its immune-boosting power against cold and flu.
Ingredients: Serve 2-3 people
Clear broth or water 3 cups
Shelled prawns, 10-12 raw
Lemongrass, 2-3 stalks cut in pieces
Kaffir lime leaves, 3-4 whole leaves
Galangal root, rough cut in 4-5 pieces
Straw mushrooms, 6-8 cut halved
Small chilies, 2-3 whole or pounded
Fish sauce 4 tablespoons
Lime juice 4 tablespoons
Coconut milk 1 cup
Cherry tomatoes, 3-4 halved
Holy basil, 4-5 leaves
Thai chili paste (Nam-prik-proa in Thai) 1-2 tablespoons
1.Boil broth or water with all cut lemongrass, whole kaffir leave, cut galangal roots and pounded chillies by medium-high heat. 2.Once the water is boiling, add prawns, halved mushroom, cherry tomatoes (optional). Until shrimps turn orange (cooked through). 3.Turn off the heat, add fish sauce and lime juice.
+IF you want to add coconut milk (optional), add it in step 2 boil altogether.
+IF you want to holy basil leaves, add leaves when served in a bowl to preserve its spicy taste and aroma scent.
+IF you want to add Nam-prik proa chilli sweet paste, add 1 tablespoon when served in a bowl.
All herbs: lemongrass, galangal root and chilli are quite spicy, you can adjust the taste by yourself
Do not boil prawns too long, cook as instructed to add prawns when all ingredients boiling.
Add lime juice as the final step after you turn off the heat to preserve its sour taste and scent.
Rather than prawns, you may like to add squid, fish, shells etc. to make seafood tom yum.