Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

How to make tom yam soup

tom yam.jpg

If you're a regular soup-eater at lunch, and given its ease and cost-effectiveness, chances are we're probably talking about you, then you're also likely to be a bit bored of tomato and/or leek and potato variations.

We realised this and being the helpful guys we are, we spoke to the chef at Thai cafe Rosa's (rosaslondon.com/soho), who gave us the very best recipe for Tom Yam soup, which is about to change your lunchtimes. Quite a lot.

Ingredients (Per Person)

250ml of water

a pinch of coriander root

2 slices of Galangal

2 red chillies

1 diagonal slice of lemongrass

1 tbsp of fish sauce

1 tbsp of lime juice

1/2 tbsp of chilli paste

5 prawns, veined, shelled and heads removed, but with the tails intact

3 cherry tomatoes sliced in half

5 button mushrooms sliced into quarters


• First bring the water to the boil in a pan over a high heat

• Add the chillies, coriander root and galangal and brew for a minute or so on a high-heat

• Add the chilli paste, fish sauce and lime juice and stir for a minute

• Finally add the prawns and button mushrooms and cook on a high heat until the prawns are cooked through

• Plate up and serve in a hearty-sized bowl

Rosa's is located at 48 Dean Street, London W1D 5BF rosaslondon.com/soho



How to make crispy squid


How to make Chilli Beef Ramen

Mr Chang Prawn Roll.JPG

How to make a prawn roll



The ultimate album and beer pairing guide

How brews were meant to be enjoyed

29 Sep 2016

8 beers to blow your head off

Eight high-end, high-powered brews. Forget your troubles the classy way

by Andrew Dickens
28 Sep 2016

Netflix and chilled: a show and beer pairing guide

Stick these in the fridge before your next binge session

19 Sep 2016

25 things we'd like to see banned in pubs immediately

Music during the football? Get in the sea

by Paddy Maddison
15 Sep 2016

Nearly lethal coffee has 80 times more caffeine than regular cup

This will keep you wired for 18 hours

by Joe Ellison
06 Sep 2016

AMA reveals the ingredients you should definitely dodge at Subway

Your dream footlong may be about to change

by Chris Sayer
02 Sep 2016

Show your boss this article and get free pizza this lunchtime

Worth a shot, right?

by Chris Sayer
01 Sep 2016

In London? You seriously need to try these cocktails right now

19 Aug 2016

Best late night bars and clubs near the Night Tube

Prepare yourself for a night out out

by David Cornish
18 Aug 2016