Tom Ka With Tofu (Or Tom Yam) Soup
20 mins (prep 10, cooking 10)
21 ingredients
6-8 servings
When I went to Thailand and had this soup for the first time I think my whole world just flipped right over on me all at once--it was the most remarkable taste experience ever. The flavors just blew me away--piquant, sour, spicy, rich, amazing! You have to try it. And you can easily make either Tom Yam or Tom Ka with a simple substitution. This soup is simple to make, but what's tricky is having the ingredients on hand. Because I love this so much, I stockpile fish sauce, coconut milk and dried shiitake mushrooms. My hubby grows lemongrass in the garden year-round, and we have a lime tree that contributes a leaf here and there. You can make this without lime leaf and lemongrass, but add some lime zest to substitute. I think you are going to love this special and wonderful soup--one of the great wonders of the culinary world!

Categories:  beginner-cook , 3-steps-or-less , shrimp , quick , thai , bisques~cream-soups , soups-&-stews , soy~tofu , time-to-make , asian , <-30-mins , easy , shellfish , beans , seafood ,
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Serving Size (289.4 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 193.78 Calories from Fat 140.58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15.62g 144.21%
Saturated Fat 12.41g 372.22%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 2.42mg 4.83%
Sodium 905.92mg 226.48%
Total Carbohydrate 9.31g 18.61%
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g 38.51%
Sugars 4.5 g %
Protein 6.47g 77.63%
Vitamin A 13.11IU% Vitamin C 3.32mg%
Calcium 36.18mg% Iron 1.64mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
shrimp, fresh, chopped cilantro, thai basil