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Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot Recipe With An Ultra-Delicious Taste

  • Sour
  • Spicy
  • 2 hours
  • Serves 4
  • Medium


Thai Tom Yum hot pot is a perfect dish for family parties. It is not pure luck that this dish has been voted as the 8th among 50 most attractive dishes in the world by CNN. 

With an ultra-easy recipe that can easily customize your favorite add-ins, Thai Tom Yum hot pot should not be missed in your preferred menu. So how to make it? Let’s check it now!

How To Make Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot In Easy 4 Steps?

Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot
Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot

One of the reasons for Thai Tom Yum’s popularity is that it does not require many cooking steps. You only need to prepare the broth with your favorite add-ins and your guests will do their own cooking. Really interesting, right?

Well, before making this delicious Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot, let’s take a look at some kitchen tools that we need for cooking.

Kitchen tools:

– A hot pot and hot plate

– A pan for making broth

– A soup ladle for serving broth

– Strainers and dishes in different sizes

– Chopsticks and soup spoons 

Once your tools are ready, it is time to prepare your dippers and toppings that you want to add in your broth.


–  Shelled shrimp

– Sliced crab sticks

– Curled squid chunks

– Half shells mussels 

–  Fishballs 

– Soft tofu 


– Napa cabbage

– Bok choy

– Button mushrooms and straw mushrooms

– Baby corn


– Rice noodle, vermicelli noodles or fresh egg noodles

– Steamed white rice


– Herbs: Garlic cloves, shallots, galangal, Kaffir lime leaves, tomatoes, lemongrass, Thai chili, a bunch of Thai basils. 

– Spices: Tom Yum paste,  fish sauce, chicken seasoning, fresh lime juice, sugar.

These ingredients can be customized to your taste. And you can add some beef if you want. Once all equipment and add-ins are ready, we will advance to the most important step: make the broth and arrange the food.




Prepare Ingredients For The Broth

To prepare ingredients for your broth, you need to mince 3 pieces of garlic and shallots, then slice the galangal, lemon, chili, and tomatoes into thin layers. Also, pound and cut lemongrass into 2-inch lengths. These ingredients should be placed in separate dishes for use in turn.


Make The Broth

First, put garlic and shallots into a pan to saute for about 1 minute. Then, add in the rest ingredients including tomato, galangal, lemongrass, and lime leaves and saute for about 2-3 minutes until they are slightly softened.
Next, pour in the chicken broth and Tom Yum paste, then stir well. When the broth starts to boil, add in a tablespoon of fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, and chicken seasoning. And don’t forget to add some slices of chili for an ultra-flavorful broth. You should let the broth boil for about 3 minutes before turning off the stove.
Finally, transfer the broth to a hot pot. You should fill half of the hot pot only because the broth will rise as you add in your vegetables and seafood. Once the hot pot has been filled with the broth, place it in the center of your table while you prepare the rest ingredients.


Prepare And Arrange Your Add-ins

First, boil the noodles by following the instructions on the package and put it in a dish.
Next, wash all kinds of vegetables you have and cut them into small pieces for easy serving. Set all of these vegetables in a big dish or you can divide them into 2 dishes if you want.
Once you finish preparing the vegetable, continue with your seafood. You will also need to cut your seafood including crab sticks, curled squid chunks, and tofu into small pieces and then place them in separate dishes. Particularly with mussels and shrimp, wash them under the water with 1 tablespoon of salt. After that, rinse off, drain and set on other dishes.
For a perfect Thai Tom Yum hot pot, the dipping sauce is indispensable. You can prepare some sauces with a little salt, sliced chilis, and lemon.
Well, when all steps are done, set all of them on the table and it is time to cook!


Cook and enjoy your Thai Tom Yum hot pot

Now, gather your friends or your family members around the table and have them use their chopsticks to add their favorite add-ins into the broth. Make sure that your broth is re-boiled before adding your seafood and vegetables.
You can add some noodles with your favorite add-ins in your own bowl and serve with a ladle of broth, maybe a few toppings and enjoy it. And don’t forget to add some Thai basils into your broth as well.


Tips for Making Thai Tom Yum Hot Pot

Slice your vegetables and seafood in short sizes to shorten the cooking time. You can put hard-to-cook ingredients in first, and then easy-to-cook ingredients.
Take out the vegetables right after the broth is boiled to avoid overcooking.
Add more or less chicken seasoning and chili to the broth depending on your taste, and add a little squeezed lime juice to balance the flavors and the heat.
Thai Tom Yum hot pot is best enjoyed right away. However, if you have leftover broth, you can save it and re-boil it the next day for serving.


Bottom Line

Thai Tom Yum hot pot is not too difficult to make, right? On free weekends, it is wonderful to enjoy this ultra-delicious hot pot with your beloved family and friends. More importantly, you can easily buy Thai Tom Yum hot pot ingredients in the market or any supermarket. Having this easy hot pot recipe in your favorite menu, why not?
We do hope that with our suggestion, you will have a delicious and happy meal with your loved ones! And don’t forget to share those meaningful moments with us!



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