How to make traditional Tom Yum soup

You asked, we listened! Our Tum Yum recipe at Chaophraya is a traditional Thai recipe which is served across the world. This hot and sour soup is one that will kick off the cold for sure.


Tom Yum (also known as Tom Yam) originated in Central Thailand but is widely eaten across the whole of the country. Traditionally, this soup is enjoyed in a big Hot Pot with fresh king prawns sourced from the Chao Phraya river. It’s enjoyed as a family and is loved by everyone for its full flavour. This super easy dish is full of colour and won’t make a mess in the kitchen.

The recipe below is made with chicken and chicken stock however you can substitute these for vegetable options or other proteins if you would prefer.


80g Evaporated Milk

40g Thai chilli Paste

10g chicken stock (diluted with 300ml water)

40ml fish sauce

40ml lemon juice

200g cooked chicken breast

2g kaffir lime leaves

6g red birds eye chillies

4g coriander

4g salt

10g galangal

10g lemongrass

40g oyster mushrooms

40g button mushrooms


Add the diluted chicken stock to the pan on medium heat.

Tear apart and add in kaffir lime leaves, chilli, fish sauce, salt, chicken, galangal, lemongrass, oyster mushroom & button mushroom.

Bring to the boil

Add the lemon juice and evaporated milk turn off the heat

Served the soup with coriander garnish and enjoy!


Simple, easy and delicious. 

Team Chaophraya