Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Recipe Files | Tom Yum Soup

Hey guys! After having this soup at the restaurant over the weekend, I knew I wanted to try to recreate it to see if it would turn out. I've never attempted an Asian dish and let me tell you for the most part, this was easy. The hardest part was figuring out which recipe to follow and where to find all the different ingredients.



Baby bok choy


Green onions


Lemon grass stems

Green pepper

Green chillies

Fresh basil/cilantro

Red chili paste

Lime juice (to taste)

Salt (to taste)

Soy sauce (to taste)


1. Heat 4-5 cups of water in a large pan. Crush the lemon grass stems and green chillies and add to the water, bring to a boil.

2. Strain the stock. Heat another pan, add red chili paste and strained stock and mix well, bring to a boil.

3. Add the carrots, bok choy and shallots to the mix, cook for 10 minutes. 

4. Grate some ginger over pan and add a squeeze of lime juice.

5. Add green pepper, green onions and salt to pot, boil.

6. Take pan off the heat and add lime to the pot, keep in there for a few minutes and remove it. 

7. Serve warm and add either a basil or cilantro garnish. You can add some soy sauce for added salt.


  1. this looks so good - and shockingly easy! yum! love all the veg

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. This sounds so yummy! And seems easy enough... although me and grating things always ends badly haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. I need this in my belly NOW!!!!

  4. Oh my gosh I want some of this! Especially today when it's freezing out and I can't get warm in my office. Looks SO yummy!!

  5. That sounds so good, and I love the Asian influence! I love soups and could eat them year round!

  6. Sounds delicious and healthy! I love anything asian inspired.