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Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 5 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 20 mins
Servings: 2
Best Season: Winter


Tom Yum Goong is definitely one of my favourite soups. It's very aromatic and it had gained popularity all over the world due to the fact that it's really easy to prepare. You just put everything in a pot and that's it!

Tom Yum Goong breakdown:

  • tom= refers to the boiling process
  • yum= means "mixed"; it can also refer to hot and sour combination
  • goong= shrimp

So Tom Yum Goong is basically a hot and sour soup which came into existence in a region in Thailand where shrimp was very abundant (this is why it contains shrimp). It's ridiculously easy to prepare, very quick and the results are wow!



  1. Start by adding the chicken stock to a pan together with the aromatics.

  2. Bring to a boil and add the shallots, mushroom and tomato. Cook until it's aromatic and the tomato is very, very mushy. Add the chilli paste too, then add the shrimp and cook for 5 more minutes.

  3. Add the fish sauce and cook for 1 more minute. Turn off the heat and add lime juice. Serve with coriander and extra lime juice and extra fish sauce.

My name is Andreea and I live in Bucharest, Romania. Born with a passion for cooking, I grew a fondness towards global cuisine and the local food consumed around the world. Not only would I like to share this passion with you all but also introduce recipes from around the world that you can try and discover how incredibly good these dishes can be.