Thai Tom Yam Soup Recipe

Thai Tom Yam Soup Recipe

Ingredients :

1/2 kg shrimps with shell removed except the tail

2 liters water

2 tablespoon cooking oil

3 tablespoons curry paste, depending on taste

2 tablespoons tamarind juice

2 teaspoons ground turmeric

1/4 cup cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon coarsely chopped red chili

8 whole Kaffir lime leaves

2 tablespoons Thai fish sauce

3 tablespoons lime juice freshly squeezed

2.5 teaspoons brown sugar


Cooking Method :

Using a large heated pan, add the cooking oil. Add the shells of the shrimps together with the shrimp heads and fry in a moderately high heat for about 10~12 minutes or until fragrant and the color changes to dark orange. Mixed one cup of curry paste to a cup of water and add into the pan. Keep boiling until the water level is slightly reduced. It should takes about 5 minutes. Simmer for another 25 minutes after adding the rest of the water.


Drain the stock and remove the shrimp heads and shells. Add the turmeric, chili, tamarind and lime leaves into the stock. Bring to the boil for about 2~3 minutes. Add the raw shrimps and cook until the shrimps turn pinkish in about 4~5 minutes.


Use a small bowl to combine all the fish sauce, sugar and lime juice. Mix well and add into the stock with the shrimps. Serve immediately while hot with some sprinkling of the cilantro leaves.


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