Recipe: Tom Yung Goong by Mia Marchadesch Jaranilla

January 8, 2015


This recipe is sent to us by a friend of mine who is based in Bangkok. Mia Marchadesch Jaranilla is a wife, a mother and a Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer who specializes in Food and Family Portraits. Since she has been living in Bangkok for several years now, she has mastered quite a number of popular Thai dishes. Here, she shares with us a simple and easy Thai recipe that we can try to replicate here at home.

Tom Yum Goong (Hot & Sour Prawn Soup)


4 cups of water
2 stalks fresh lemongrass (smashed) or 2 pcs. dried
3 slices fresh galangal root (smashed) or 2 pcs. dried (If unavailable, you may use local ginger.)
3 pieces fresh or dried kaffir lime leaves
1 tablespoon fish sauce
3/4 lb shrimps, medium to large size, shelled and de-veined
12 pcs. fresh Thai chili peppers, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch strips
1/2 small white onion, cut 1/4-inch slices
2 tablespoons roasted chili paste (Nam Prik Pao or any preferred chili paste)
1 can (16 ounces) straw mushrooms, drained and rinsed
1 small ripe tomato, cut into wedges 1/4-inch thick
1 small lime, squeezed
2 sprigs fresh coriander
Coconut milk (optional)


Procedure :

  1. Bring water to boil over high heat in a medium-sized saucepan. Add the lemon grass, galangal, kaffir lime leaves and fish sauce. Add the shrimps, bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Then, add the onion, nam prik pao (or any preferred chili paste) and straw mushrooms. Boil for another 7 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through. Add the chili peppers and tomatoes last.
  2. Turn off the heat. Add the lime juice. Taste to adjust the seasoning. You may add more fish sauce here, if preferred.
  3. Garnish with fresh coriander and a splash of coconut milk on top if desired. Serve hot.

Serves 3 to 4.


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  • Reply Reicelle January 12, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Spoiled Mummy!

    Where can I get Thai Chili Peppers?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy January 13, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      Hi Reicelle, I think Rustan’s Fresh Supermarket may have it. Thanks for dropping by!

      • Reply Reicelle January 13, 2015 at 8:24 pm

        Will check it out. Thanks Spoiled Mummy! ☺️

        • Reply TheSpoiledMummy January 13, 2015 at 11:33 pm

          Thank you too! 🙂

  • Reply joey @ 80 breakfasts January 14, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I love this soup! I’ve never tried my hand at making it at home…will do soon!
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    • Reply TheSpoiledMummy January 14, 2015 at 4:53 pm

      Im sure you will make a good one! Happy cooking, Joey!!

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