Slow Cooked Thai Shrimp Soup (Tom Yum Goong)
Servings Prep Time
8-10servings 10minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2hours
Servings Prep Time
8-10servings 10minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2hours
  • 18 Shrimphead and shell on
  • 11 slices galangal
  • 4 Kaffir lime leavestorn in large pieces
  • 1 lemongrass
  • 2 thai chilicut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1/3lb black oyster mushroom
  • 3tbsp fish sauce
  • 3 limes
  • 1tbsp red curry paste
  • 3 1/2tbsp shrimp pasteregular
  • 2tbsp canola oil
  • 6cups Water
  • 1tsp sugar
  • 1cup Cilantro leavesoptional
  • 1 1/2cups evaporated milk
  1. Wash shrimp and remove heads. Return shrimp, except the heads, to the fridge.
  2. Select SAUTÉ-High and set the time for 30 minutes. Press START. Add canola oil to the Inner Pot.
  3. When the oil is hot, sauté shrimp heads until light golden, around 5 minutes.
  4. Add water to pot to prepare shrimp stock. Press CANCEL when the water starts to simmer.
  5. Select SLOW COOK-High and set the time to 1 1/2 hours. Press START. Close the lid and set to VENT.
  6. Cut the top and bottom end of the lemon grass. Crush all the surface with the back of the knife to infuse stock with flavor. Cut in 1-inch length pieces and add to pot.
  7. Add galangal pieces, teared kefir lime leaves, and chili pepper pieces to pot.
  8. Let the stock cook for 45 minutes.
  9. In the meantime, cut the back of the shrimps with a small kitchen scissor or knife. Clean the black vein if there is any. Take them back to the fridge.
  10. Tear mushrooms lengthwise to 2-3 pieces.
  11. Juice the limes.
  12. After 45 minutes, strain the stock and return the liquid to the pot. Discard the vegetables. Lime leaves, chili pepper and shrimp heads can be used for plate decoration.
  13. Add shrimp paste, red curry paste, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice. Stir. Taste and adjust these ingredients according to your preference.
  14. Add mushroom and sprinkle shrimps on top. Close the lid and let them cook for 30 minutes.
  15. After 30 minutes, press CANCEL.
  16. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Optional: Add cilantro leaves on top before service. For the creamy version, add 1.5 cups of evaporated milk at Step 13 with other ingredients.

Chef`s Tip: This is a spicy soup by nature. However, for a milder version. Cut the Thai chili pepper lengthwise and remove the seeds and the stem in the middle before adding to the pot.