Yield: 1 servings

To make Tomyum, you will need:

2 -to Lemon juice & fish sauce
3 Stalks of lemon grass 
2 lb Tiger shrimps
3 sm Red/green chili peppers -OR- boneless chicken meat
1 cn Straw mushrooms 
1/2 tb Thai chili paste *
6 Lime leaves (kaffir) Cilantro/parsley

* with soya beans oil (dark redish-brown color), which comes in a jar that can be bought at any Thai grocery


Boil some water (half of the pot) in a 1.5qt sauce pan. Put in lemon grass, and the chili paste. Put in the shrimps and the mushrooms. Let it boil for 10 minutes. Put in the “lime” leaves and sliced chili peppers (1 min). It’s done!!

Now you can mix it in a serving bowl with some lemon juice and fish sauce. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot with Thai Jasmine rice. Your Tomyum is complete!