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Tom Yum Taley

thai tom yum talay soup mae jum  

Thai tom yum can be a flavoursome starter when served with a little steamed white rice or served with sticky rice as a main dish. You can either place some rice in a bowl and serve the soup on top or serve the rice on the side (I prefer it separate, I'm not a big fan of soggy rice).

What I love most about Tom Yum soup is the fantastic fresh flavours from the ingredients as they are being cooked whole in the water instead of being a paste or jelly. Tom yum goong (prawn) is the probably the most popular kind of tom yum soup, but I love seafood (Talay in Thai), so I generally add more in this particular soup.

This is definitely a dish to host at a Thai dinner party as this will blow the minds (and the mouths) of your guests. If you are cooking this recipe, please do take pictures and tag us @maejumsamunprai on social media, we would love to share!

If you liked this recipe go ahead and check out our other ones such as Som Tam - Thai Green Papaya Salad! If you enjoyed this Thai Tom Yum Talay recipe, please rate this post and subscribe for updates of new Thai recipes!

Tom Yum Taley

A popular hot and sour Thai soup. Today cook it with seafood such as prawns, squid and tuna!
3.90 from 28 votes
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Course: Side Dish, Soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 151kcal


  • 500 g King Prawns
  • 150 g Squid
  • 150 g Tuna
  • 150 g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 20 g Spring Onion
  • 20 g Lemongrass
  • 10 g Coriander
  • 30 g Shallots
  • 15 g Fresh Chilli
  • 300 g Mixed Mushrooms
  • 5 Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • 3 Limes
  • 800 ml Water
  • 3 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Palm Sugar



  • Peel and chop the shallots in half
  • Chop lemongrass, spring onion and coriander into 2 inch pieces
  • Cut cherry tomatoes in half

Cooking Method

  • In a large pot, heat 800ml of water to a boil. Add fish sauce and palm sugar
  • Add shallots and lemongrass and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • Add prawns, squid, tuna and mixed mushrooms to the pot and let it cook for 5 minutes
  • Add cherry tomatoes, spring onions, fresh chillies and coriander. Squeeze the juice from the limes into the pot. Mix well and cook for a further 5 minutes
  • Take off heat and serve hot with freshly made Thai Jasmine rice


Nutrition Facts
Tom Yum Taley
Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 172mg57%
Sodium 1272mg55%
Potassium 510mg15%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 478IU10%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

1 Comment

  1. Ian Walker

    5 stars
    Cooked tonight, followed recipe which was easy to follow and it worked out superbly.

    Both myself and my wife loved it and we will be soon

    Many thanks


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