Tom Yum Goong | How to make Tom Yum Goong

By Ritu Sharma  |  17th Jul 2015  |  
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About Tom Yum Goong Recipe

This is a classic Thai dish. A soup with bursting hot and sour flavours made with shrimp stock.

Tom Yum Goong

Ingredients to make Tom Yum Goong

  • 2 1/2 cup Shrimp Stock
  • 10 Shrimp
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 6 Bird Eye's chillies
  • 3 tbs lemon Juice
  • 6 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 3 Galangal sliced
  • 2 tbs Nam Prik Pao ( Roasted Thai chilli paste)
  • 2 tbs oil of Nam Prik Pao
  • 3 tbs Fish sauce
  • 1 lemongrass Stalk
  • A few cilantro
  • salt to taste

How to make Tom Yum Goong

  1. Add 1 cup of shrimp heads to a pot of boiling water. Cook till the water turns into a light orange colour.
  2. Squeeze the heads to extract juice and cook for 10 mins. Drain the heads and keep the stock aside.
  3. In the same pot, add the stock, lemongrass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, bird's eye chillies, nam prik pao and mushrooms.
  4. Bring to a boil, add the shrimp and fish sauce. Mix well
  5. Add lemon juice and cook for a couple more mins.
  6. Garnish with shrimp head cilantro and serve hot.

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