20-Minute Tom Yum Soup Recipe: This Creamy Thai Shrimp Soup Recipe Will Rock Your Taste Buds by 30Seconds Food

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20-Minute Tom Yum Soup Recipe: This Creamy Thai Shrimp Soup Recipe Will Rock Your Taste Buds

Tom yum (sometimes called tom yam) soup is a hot and sour soup recipe from Thailand that's typically made with shrimp. This easy tom yum soup recipe cooks in about 20 minutes and is a flavorful, filling meal.

Cuisine: Thai
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, cut in half (mince bottom part and keep top whole)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • kaffir lime leaves or 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup shiitake or button mushrooms, sliced (or your favorite mushroom)
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half (optional)
  • 1/2 can coconut milk (or more if you like a creamier soup)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • fresh cilantro and lime wedges, for garnish

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Heat the chicken broth in a large soup pot. Add the lemongrass and simmer about 5 minutes. 
  2. Reduce heat and add the garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, lime leaves and mushrooms. Cook 5 minutes more. 
  3. Add the shrimp, red bell pepper and cherry tomatoes. Cook another 5 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
  4. Turn heat to low. Add the coconut milk and fish sauce. Taste and adjust any seasonings or ingredients. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with fresh cilantro and lime wedges. 

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Donna John
This looks delicious.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
We made this at a cooking class when Dieter Schmitz and I were in Thailand. It is SO good! #yum

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