Tom Yam Koong (prawn soup) Recipe

Tom Yam Koong (prawn soup)


  • coconut milk, 2 cans

  • lemongrass, cut roughly
  • lime leaves, cut roughly
  • galanca, cut in slices
  • ca. 7 onions (shallots) whole, but crushed

  • thai chili paste

  • Bouillon cubes (chicken)

  • a¬†fey tomatos (cherry) whole
  • button mushrooms (half)
  • brown sugar

  • king prawns (catty), peel it
  • chili (about 4 or more if you like it very hot)

  • pak chi falang, cut coarsely
  • coriander, cut coarsely

  • lime juice

How to make Tom Yam Koong (prawn soup)

Yap.. I'm back in Switzerland! The time in Hong Kong was amazing and an inspiration in sooo many ways! We bought all the ingredients on the markets and so they were as fresh as possible. So.. my friend in Hong Kong learned to cook this soup in a thailand cookclass. There are not any exactly measures... just take as much as you want of every ingredient. Add them always in the groups... some of it need more time to cook... so.. start and believe me.. it's the BEST soup I've ever had! If you don't like Seafood.. leave the king prawns out!

  1. Heating up 1 1/2 cans of coconut milk.
  2. Pour lemongrass, Galanca, onions, lime leaves
  3. Add 2 tbl. Chili paste
  4. Let it boil and add ca 1 glass of water, or more if you like a lighter soup
  5. Add 2 cubes of bouillon.
  6. Add whole cherry tomato, let boil for ca 10min.
  7. add mushrooms and brown sugar (1 Tsp.)
  8. Add chili (cut coarsely) and prawns.
  9. Add Coriander and pack falang.
  10. Add a little lime juice.
  • Kimmy
    Kimmy says

    where's the cupcakes, cookies and cakes??? Love this soup one of my favs. I usually pound the lemon grass, chili paste, limes leaves etc into a paste and cook them off first before the coconut, to release the flavours and cook the rawness out. It also stops from bits of lemon grass popping up in the soup, as it can be very coarse. Oh if it was only possible to eat from the screen..:)

  • BlueNinja
    BlueNinja says

    mmmMMM! looks just like how my mom makes it.

  • aberweger
    aberweger says

    thanks! don't worry kimmy.. just going to the kitchen and start baking!! ;) and thanks for sharing ur tipps with this recipes! cya

  • theory
    theory says

    This looks awesome. And super authentic too. Thanks!

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