What makes Tom Yum Goong a healthy Thai dish?


If you are looking for places to eat in London, Thai Square Restaurants are a great option. We offer a great range of authentic and delicious Thai cuisine, and one of our popular dishes that you must try is Tom Yum Goong. It is a staple Thai hot and sour soup made of Thai ingredients that have several health benefits. With this article, you will get to know more about this signature Thai dish and what ingredients are used in creating it.

What is Tom Yum Goong?

Tom Yum Goong is a traditional Thai soup characterised by its hot and sour flavours. It is generally made of shrimps and fresh Thai ingredients, such as lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, lime juice, and fish sauce. There are other different types of Tom Yum Goong, for example, Tom Yam Nam Sai is a clear broth Tom Yum soup, and Tom yum Po Taek is made with mixed seafood. In modern version, some of the Tom Yum soups are made of straw mushrooms or oyster mushrooms.

Ingredients of Tom Yum Goong and Their Benefits

It is generally believed that the ingredients used in making Tom Yum Goong are beneficial in improving one’s health condition. Some researchers even suggested that these ingredients are effective in curing cancers. Here is the guide on the ingredients and their potential benefits.


Lemongrass is a common ingredients used in making different Thai dishes, which helps tone down the strong flavours of Thai food and provides a special fragrant scent to the dishes. It contains several essential vitamins, like Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3, etc. It also has properties that are effective in dealing with cough and digestive problems. This herb is even good for fighting against inflammation caused by illnesses or ailments.


Coriander is also known as Cilantro and Chinese Parsley. This is a powerful herb that contains micronutrients and antioxidants. It is believed to be effective in reducing swelling caused by anaemia and kidney malfunctions. It is also useful in cleansing metals from the body.


Galanga is another common ingredient used in making Tom Yum Goong that is originated from Southeast-Asian countries. It is a herb that is particular useful in treating stomach issues, cough, and even heart disease with its antibacterial properties.

Coconut milk

Coconut milk is also another common ingredient that you will find in Tom Yum Goong. It is known for its effectiveness in lowering cholesterol, and improving your immune system. Some even suggested that coconut milk contains anti-aging properties and will help people get rid of their wrinkles as well.

Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers are used to add spiciness to the Thai hot and sour soup. It provides health benefits, such as dealing with inflammation and congestion problems. As they are rich in Vitamin A, they are also used to improve immunity.

In sum, Tom Yum Goong is a fascinating Thai dish that you will always find in the best Thai Restaurant London, which is not only great in taste, but also contains nutrients and properties that help improve one’s health condition. If you are craving for this beneficial and delectable hot and sour soup, you should visit Thai Square Restaurants, the best restaurants in London.

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