Mushroom tom yum

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This light Thai-inspired soup is ready in just 10 minutes – ideal for a quick tasty lunch. Tom yum paste is easy to find and gives the soup its authentic taste.



  • chicken or vegetable stock 1 litre
  • tom yum paste 1-2 tbsp (look in the Asian ingredients section at the supermarket)
  • mushrooms 200g, shiitake and shimeji
  • dried shiitake mushrooms 4, soaked until rehydrated (snip the ends off)
  • lime 1, juiced
  • fish sauce 1 tbsp
  • red chilli 1, sliced
  • coriander a handful


  • Step 1

    Bring the stock to the boil and stir in the paste. Add the mushrooms and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients, season with more fish sauce if you think it needs it.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 36
  • Carbs 2.2g
  • Protein 2.3g
  • Fat 2.1g
  • Salt 2.71g
  • Fibre 0.8g