Tom Yum Gai – Chicken Sour & Spicy Soup

Tom Yum Gai ( ต้มยำไก่ ) Chicken Sour & Spicy Soup


  • 400 grams (about 1lb) boneless chicken meat diced
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 100 grams (3.5 oz) straw mushrooms, halved 6 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 fresh lemon grass stem cut into short lengths
  • 2-3 kaffir lime leaves, torn
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 4 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 5-6 hot fresh Thai chilies, just broken with pestle


  1. Place the broth in a pot, add the lemon grass and kaffir lime leavess, and bring to boil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chicken meat, mushroom, fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar. Cook slowly and uncovered for 10 minutes. Do not stir.
  3. Add the tomatoes and chilies and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat. 4 servings.
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