An authentic Thai hot and sour soup. Do not attempt to omit the coriander, as this is essential. Use thai basil instead of regular basil if you can find it. Tom yum paste is hot, so try the soup before adding the chilli and decide if any extra heat is required. You can buy the paste in Asian supermarkets or there's a brand called "Thai taste" at Waitrose. This is well worth the trouble!
Really good.Just back from Australia where I had for the first time. Would definately add 2 tbl spoon sugar and double the amount of paste (guess this depends on the strength of your paste!) to get the balance Iike. - 05 Sep 2011
This was very easy and very tasty. I added scallops instead of chicken, and used vegetable stock. Delicious and feels very healthy! - 03 Jan 2010
really nice soup, I think its better using ready pureed lemongrass though. - 13 Aug 2013