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Tom Yum Gai (Chicken Tomyum Soup)

Hubby was craving for Tom Yum soup, and he told me that he planned to go tapau after he finished with his workout. I told him just to come home straight from the gym as I’m going to make him a Tom Yum soup. Here’s the recipe which I modified a bit (sebab tidak banyak raw materials yang ada dalam dapur). You can get the original recipe here.

Chicken Tom Yum Soup
Serves: 3
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes

8 oz chicken breast, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
4-5 kaffir lime leaves
2-3 pieces galangal, slices (I couldn’t find galangal in my kitchen, so I substitute it with ginger)
4 Tablespoons Thai fish sauce
3 cups water
1 stalk lemon grass, cut into thick slices
2 Tablespoons lime juice
1 Red Chilli, chopped
3 Pieces Thai Chilli Padi, sliced
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 big onion, cut into quarters
1/4 Piece of Chicken Stock Cube
2 Tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 Carrot (Optional)
1/8 Cabbage (Optional)


  • Put ginger, red chilli, chilli padi, lime juice, and lemon grass into a blender. Blend sampai jadi macam pes (paste).
  • Put chicken, onion, carrot, and the paste in a medium-sized pot. Pour water, and chicken stock. Bring it to boil.
  • Add lime leaves, soy sauce, fish cause, and tomatoes.
  • Remove from heat.

I’m so glad that hubby had 2 bowls of rice sebab itu Tom Yum sup sedap dia bilang. 🙂

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