Learn To Make Authentic & Delicious Tom Yum Soup With Siam Kitchen

A signature Thai recipe that is sure to delight your senses and impress your dinner guests!

By Sean Yee        23 October 2023

If you are an aspiring culinarian, home chef or just someone who loves food, we have a treat in store for you! 

Siam Kitchen’s very own chef invited us to their SAFRA Toa Payoh outlet to share with us their Tom Yum Soup recipe. An establishment serving up authentic Thai flavours, this is probably one of the best places for anyone to learn the secrets behind this signature Thai dish.

Come along with us, as we take you through the many tastes of Thailand, and Siam Kitchen’s authentic recreation of a Thai staple! 

Hearty, homely and heartwarming

Siam Kitchen understands that Thai cuisine isn’t meant to be ostentatious and pretentious. Rather, it seeks to embody what it is truly about – a personification of the Thais’ convivial and warm nature. Everything that you love about Thai food is beautifully manifested at Siam Kitchen, which wants its food to be aroy mak mak! (loosely translates as very, very tasty in Thai).

In addition to Thai cuisine-defining dishes like Tom Yum Soup, Yam Mamuang (Thai Mango Salad), Khao Neaw Mamuang (Mango Sticky Rice) and of course, Phad Thai, you can also find lesser-known but equally delicious Thai favourites at Siam Kitchen! Get a bowl of Sen Lek Neau (Thai Beef Noodles with Sliced Beef), which aims to emulate the same heartiness of the 50-year-old beef stock at legendary Bangkok eatery Wattana Panich. And if you are in an indulgent mood, you must try its Kluay Tod, a beautiful serving of crispy hot deep fried bananas drizzled with rich caramel sauce. 

And now, on to Siam Kitchen’s signature Tom Yum Soup recipe!

Learn to make Tom Yum Soup at home


300g chicken stock
120g prawns
10g lemongrass
5g lime leaf
10g blue ginger
5g tomato
10g mushroom
10g chilli padi
30g fish sauce
15g chilli paste
30g lime juice
10g coriander 


  1. Bring chicken stock to a boil. Add in lemongrass, lime leaf and blue ginger.
  2. Once it is boiling, add prawns. Cook until the prawns are 80% done. 
  3. Add tomato and mushrooms into the boiling chicken stock. 
  4. Gradually add in chilli padi, fish sauce, chilli paste, lime juice and turn off the heat. 
  5. Pour the soup into a bowl and garnish with a bit of milk and coriander before serving.

And after you’ve attempted to cook this, do come down to Siam Kitchen at SAFRA Toa Payoh to try the original version!

SAFRA Members enjoy 15% off the total bill at Siam Kitchen. Find out more at safra.sg/amenities-offerings/siam-kitchen

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