Tom Yum Gai - Sour & Spicy Chicken Soup Recipe

Tom Yum soup is a popular sour and spicy Thai soup, that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. The recipe here adds chicken (Tom Yum Gai), but seafood or shrimp also make great additions (see our recipes for Tom Yum Taleh & Tom Yum Goong). Serve with steamed jasmine rice.


Tom Yum Soup Set

Tom Yum Soup Set - Fresh Ingredients To Get You Started

Our Tom Yum Soup Set set contains lemongrass, galangal chili peppers & kaffir lime leaves essential for making delicious Tom Yum Soup and is available in our online Thai Grocery.


  • Bring water to boil in a medium-sized pot over high heat. Add kaffir lime leaves, galangal and lemon grass. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add straw mushrooms. Cook for a few minutes more. Add chicken. Do not stir. Cook for 5 minutes or less until the chicken is cooked through - do not overcook.
  • Remove from heat. Season to taste with fish sauce, lime juice and chili peppers. Serve immediately with steamed jasmine rice.

Recipe Copyright © 2010 Temple of Thai; Image © Sarun Tanomsak/

Thai soup serving bowl

Hot Pot Soup Serving Bowl

Serve Tom Yum in this restaurant style Hot Pot Soup Serving Bowl, available from our Thai and Asian cookware section.

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