Tom yum chicken

Tom Yum is a popular Thai soup known for its spicy and sour flavors. It’s typically made with a combination of lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, chili peppers, and lime juice, which are boiled together with a protein source like shrimp, chicken, or tofu. Other common ingredients include mushrooms, tomatoes, and herbs like cilantro and Thai basil. The soup is often seasoned with fish sauce and sugar to balance out the sour and spicy flavors. Tom Yum is a staple of Thai cuisine and is known for its bold and refreshing taste, making it a favorite of many around the world.


On our website, we’re delighted to share the recipe for Tom Yum soup with chicken, one of the most popular variations of this classic Thai dish. However, we understand that everyone has their own preferences and tastes when it comes to cooking and cuisine. That’s why in our cooking school, we give our students the flexibility to choose between making Tom Yum with chicken or shrimp. Both options are equally delicious and offer a slightly different flavor profile, so you can pick the one that best suits your taste buds. Our expert chefs will guide you every step of the way, ensuring that you have a fun and informative cooking experience that’s tailored to your preferences. So, whether you’re a fan of chicken or shrimp, or want to try both, our cooking classes are the perfect opportunity to learn how to make this classic Thai dish to perfection.


4 cups water or chicken broth
2 stalks lemongrass, cut into 1-inch pieces and bruised
5 kaffir lime leaves, torn into pieces
1-2 red chilies, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1-inch piece galangal, sliced
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp palm sugar
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup green onions, sliced


In a large pot, bring the water or chicken broth to a boil. Add the lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, chili, garlic, and galangal. Reduce the heat and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Add the shrimp and cook until pink and cooked through, about 3-5 minutes.

Add the fish sauce, lime juice, and palm sugar. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

Ladle the soup into bowls and top with fresh cilantro leaves and green onions.

Serve hot with steamed rice.

Enjoy your delicious Tom Yum soup!

During our cooking class in Phuket, we’re thrilled to share our knowledge of Thai cuisine with you. One of our most popular dishes is Tom Yum, a spicy and sour soup that’s packed with flavor. We’re happy to provide you with the recipe for this delicious soup, but we believe that there’s more to cooking than just following a recipe. That’s why we also offer tricks and tips to help you make it perfectly. Our experienced chefs will guide you through the entire process, from selecting the right ingredients to achieving the perfect balance of flavors. With our hands-on cooking classes, you’ll learn the techniques and secrets to creating an authentic Tom Yum that’s sure to impress. Join us in our kitchen and let’s explore the amazing world of Thai cuisine together!

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