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Creamy Tom Yum Soup

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword asian, green soup, tom yum soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author Cat Barker


  • 800 ml freshly made chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp. of dried lemon grass stalks
  • 1 handful of coriander leaves stalks removed
  • 4 lime leaves
  • Small cube of fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 10 large prawns precooked & frozen
  • 2 large tomatoes seeds removed and chopped
  • 100 g button mushrooms quartered
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 1 ½ Tbsp. brown sugar
  • ¼ of a green & red chilli seeds removed
  • ½ can coconut cream


  • In a medium pot, add the stock, lemon grass, coriander, lime leaves, ginger, and tomato paste and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and mushrooms and simmer for another 10 minutes.
  • Now add the brown sugar, chilli, fish sauce, lime juice, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Finally, add your prawns, which will cook quickly (usually around 5 minutes and then just before the soup is finished, add your coconut cream.
  • Season to taste with more lime juice if required and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve immediately.