Thai Tom Yum Soup With Coconut Milk (Tom Kha)

Thai Tom Yum Soup With Coconut Milk (Tom Kha)

This Thai tom yum soup is full of delicious and warm flavors. With delightful lemongrass, lime juice, coconut milk, broth, and shrimp, this dish is truly restaurant-quality.
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  • Serves: 3 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Add stock to a deep cooking pot and bring to a boil.
  3. Step 3

    Add the lemongrass and boil for 1 to 2 minutes. If using fresh lemongrass , also add the upper stalk pieces for extra flavor.
  4. Step 4

    Add lime leaves, garlic, chile, and mushrooms. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Add shrimp, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes . Simmer 3 to 4 minutes, or until shrimp are pink and plump.
  6. Step 6

    Reduce heat to medium-low and add the coconut milk, fish sauce, and lime juice. Stir well to combine and gently simmer until hot. Remove the lime leaves.
  7. Step 7

    Test the soup for salt and spice, adding more fish sauce instead of salt, or more chiles as desired. If too sour, add 1/2 teaspoon sugar. If too spicy for your taste or if you'd like it creamier, add more coconut milk. If too salty, add another squeeze of lime juice.
  8. Step 8

    Serve in bowls with fresh coriander sprinkled over.