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.
I was craving for something spicy and tangy and this was it! It had a nice aroma from the herbs too. - 07 Jan 2011
I have used this same recipe for two years now and it is the best. I have not used basil or coriander with it though but I will try it next time. Refreshing with the lemongrass and sinfully spicy. Great recipe! - 15 Sep 2005 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
mmmmm...YUMMY! Tastes like the Tom Yum at the Thai Restaurant that will charge you 4 bucks for a small bowl full. I was impressed, not that difficult either. I used low sodium canned chicken broth and substitued tofu instead of chicken and it was fantastic! - 29 Jul 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)