Today, we’re cooking Tom Yum Gai, otherwise referred to as Chicken Tom Yum or Spicy and Sour Chicken Soup. A tasty, spicy Thai dish; easy to prepare and filled with amazing flavors!
What you’ll need!
- A small bowl of chicken cut to two inch strips, feel free to use however much you like, 150g a person generally
- White button mushrooms, cut into halves
- Lime leaves, three or so
- Six chillies; use less if you wish
- Tomatoes, chopped into halves
- Fish sauce
- Lemon juice
- Chicken broth or water
Begin boiling the chicken broth/water is a pot, add the chicken as it takes a little longer to cook. Now to prepare the lemon grass, you will need to hit it as opposed to cutting it; this releases the flavors better. Cut the edges off, and cut into two inch pieces; add to the pot at high heat. Next; add the mushrooms, tomatoes and lime leaves (which you’ll need to rip apart to release the flavor); and lastly the chilli; which you should bruise and hit before adding to the pot.
Season with three tablespoons each of fish sauce and lemon juice. Serve it up in a small bowl placing parsley on top for a little decoration.