Tom Yum Soup with shrimp and mushrooms (ต้มยำกุ้ง)

Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: soup
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 2
Author: Junya Bakker-Momai

What you’ll need:

This is how you make it:

  • Boil water in a large pan. Reduce the temperature as soon as the water boils and add the Tom Yum paste and the lemongrass paste. Mix well.
  • Clean the mushrooms and cut them into smaller pieces. Add the mushrooms to the soup and boil for about 2 minutes. Then add the shrimp and simmer until they are pink (approximately 3 minutes). Finally, add the coconut milk to the soup and simmer for another minute.
  • Add the fish sauce and sugar and taste. If you like your soup saltier, add more fish sauce; if you like it sweeter, add more sugar. Cut the spring onion into rings and add it to the soup.
  • Prepare the plates. Serve the soup and decorate with the chopped fresh cilantro.
    Enjoy! (ทานให้อร่อยนะคะ)


  • Don’t heat the Tom Yum soup too long after adding the coconut milk. This way, the flavours will remain well balanced.