Tom Yum Goong

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Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong

Tom Yum Goong is a Thai soup made with prawns. It is a clear, sour soup flavored with fragrant lemon grass, fresh galangal root and kaffir lime leaf.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Seafood, Thai
Servings 4
Calories 71 kcal


  • 20 prawns (shrimp), medium size
  • 4-5 cups chicken broth/soup stock
  • 2 stalks fresh lemongrass, lightly pounded, cut into 1 inch long segments
  • 4 tsp fish sauce
  • cup sliced fresh galangal
  • ½ cup straw mushroom, halved or whole
  • 6-8 kaffir lime leaves, shredded
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 6 crushed fresh thai chilli peppers (or more to suit your taste)
  • 2 tbsp "prik pao" roasted chilli in oil
  • Fresh coriander for garnish


  • Wash the prawns and shell them without removing the tails. Bring chicken broth to a boil. Add lemongrass, galangal and lime leaves. Bring back to a boil then add mushrooms, fish sauce, prik pao (you can find this at most Asian grocers) and lime juice. Add prawns and fresh chilli peppers. As soon as prawns turn pink (cooked through) serve garnished with coriander.


Calories: 71kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 9gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 76mgSodium: 1653mgPotassium: 334mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 2mg
Keyword shrimp, soup, thai
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