SimpliThai Tohm Yum recipe

cooking kit size:

3 servings

cooking kit includes:

  • SimpliThai Tohm Yum cooking sauce
  • a handful of white mushrooms (~400g)
  • a few slices of galangal root (~100g)
  • 1-2 stalks of lemongrass (~300g)
  • a few kaffir lime leafs (about 5)
  • a handful of cilantro sprigs (about 10)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 lime

you simply add:

your choice of (1½ cups) protein

some recommendations:

  • chicken thighs
  • chicken breast
  • shrimp



  • wash all vegetables
  • 2½ cups potable water or your favorite broth
  • 1½ cups meat (or protein substitute)
  • cube red onions
  • chop mushrooms
  • chop cilantro, keep the stem
  • tear kaffir lime leaf
  • thinly slice/chop galangal root
  • lightly smash lemongrass, then slice/chop diagonally
  • chop/mince/crush Thai chili (optional)

let's cook!

  1. add water to medium-sized pot, bring to stove on [medium-high] heat
  2. add herbs to the pot (galangal root, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf), and add cilantro stems, red onions, and the (optional) Thai chili(s)
  3. when it boils, add meat (if using shrimp add later, after mushrooms)
  4. bring to a boil again and let the boil roll until meat is cooked (if you prefer a less fatty soup, take out the foam/bubbles that float to the surface)
  5. then add about mushrooms, and just half the SimpliThai Tohm Kha Sauce; bring it to a boil once again
  6. (in case your protein choice is shrimp, add them now and let them cook for just a quick 10 sec.)
  7. adjust the flavor by adding more sauce to taste
  8. turn off stove, stir in chopped cilantro
  9. serve and squeeze in lime, adjusting the sourness to taste