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Homemade Tom Yum Soup

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"This homemade hot and sour soup (tom yum) is easier than most recipes you will find. I have simplified a sometimes complex recipe for those like me who can have a hard time finding some of the original ingredients. This is my favorite recipe, better than any tom yum in the many restaurants I have been to."
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50 m servings 146
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Combine vegetable broth and shrimp in a pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a low boil for 10 minutes, then lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove shrimp from the broth and remove and discard shells; set shrimp aside.
  2. Add lime juice, lime pulp, chile peppers, lemon grass, tom yum paste, fish sauce, sugar, chile sauce, and ginger slices to the broth; cook for 10 minutes. Remove chile peppers, lemongrass, and ginger slices with a slotted spoon and discard. Add cooked shrimp and remove from the heat.
  3. Ladle soup into bowls and top with mushroom slices and green onions.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Regular white mushrooms can be used in place of baby bellas.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 146 calories; 2.2 18.1 15 115 1009 Full nutrition

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This was really good and better than I've had in a lot of restaurants too. I made this on a whim and live out in the country where the grocery selection is limited so I had to make a couple of s...