Tom Yum Soup w/ Fish Recipe ต้มยำปลา – Hot Thai Kitchen!

It’s rare to find a Thai restaurant that doesn’t serve tom yum soup…but it’s even more rare to find one that serves tom yum FISH soup! This is a popular variation of tom yum soup in Thailand, which is a country that eats a lot of fish in general, but for some reason I haven’t seen it served anywhere in North America. That ocean flavour of the fish broth goes incredibly well with the tart lime juice and all the citrusy herbs that are iconic of tom yum. It’s one of the most comforting yet refreshing soups to have any time of year!


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About Pai:

Pailin “Pai” Chongchitnant is the author of the Hot Thai Kitchen cookbook, co-host of a Canadian TV series One World Kitchen on Gusto TV, and creator and host of the YouTube channel Pailin’s Kitchen.

Pai was born and raised in southern Thailand where she spent much of her “playtime” in the kitchen. She traveled to Canada to study Nutritional Sciences at the University of British Columbia, and was later trained as a chef at Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in San Francisco.

After working in both Western and Thai professional kitchens, she decided that her passion really lies in educating and empowering others to cook at home via YouTube videos, her cookbook, and cooking classes. She currently lives in Vancouver, and goes to Thailand every year to visit her family. Visit her at


Goode Chye says:

dont use tilapia anymore from health perspective.

fardelstream says:

i use chicken stock for a more rounded and subtle flavour, also i use large yellow onion if i don’t have access to shallots, and of course lots of lime juice… yum.

cprpottsville says:

After how many years of watching your channel, I am still learning something new every video. Thank you so much for taking the time to make these videos. I was re-watching the Gai Yang videos and I can’t believe it’s been that many years. Awesome young lady!! Keep them coming!

Chuck Chugumlung says:

I love that T-Shirt too!


hot thai kitchen, hot thai food and hot thai girl. My life is complete

dinarannie says:

can you make kueh chap please

Joanne Cohen says:

I love your Recipes

Sven Bolin says:


Sophath k says:

Wow look very delicious..I like your portable stove. What is the name brand? Where can I get it? Amazon?

Florrie Goldman says:

Fish heads……….poor little fish…….!!!

Om Consultancy Services says:

I like your recipe , and I watch your videos just to see your smile, u r so beautiful

Creed Grey says:

Hi Pai can you plz tell me where I can find cilantro roots in Vancouver? I have been to many Vietnamese and Chinese grocery stores and none of them carry the roots. Thank you, I love your videos.

scooby 73 says:

After my first visit to Thailand in 2006, i cannot live without tom yum in my life:) I have it with any seafood or just mushrooms or just random veggies:) Its all about the tom yum broth… soooooo good

Billy Xayasomroth says:

Sticky rice is good too.

robina rai says:

whats galangal,cilanthro?

civilizeddiva says:

Hit the “Like” button when I saw the Godzilla t-shirt!

Beverley Ellis says:

Yum. So inspiring!

bri bart says:

it good u gave Godzilla a bicycle..he walks kind of slow. 😛

Katana Katana says:

TQVM Pai! Cant wait to try it, will let u know 🙂

Thin Thin Rodgers says:

Hi Pai! wondering if you ever tried freezing Thai Basil? I love too far from Asian grocery stores so I don’t just drive extra miles just to get one item. I love Thai Basil a lot in my cooking but sometimes it goes bad before I even have a chance to use in my cooking. Any tips on how I should freeze it?

GeekuGeek says:

Hi, maybe you can add some music for the whole video so the audience may not get bored. just my opinion. by the way, I love your cooking video =)

Hedisaurus says:

Hey Pai! Can you please make Thai Roti with banana? It is my all time favourite Thai dessert! Thanks 😀

Pa Lee says:

Pailin can you make some fried pak boong please

Jessica Valadez says:

I want to try this so bad!!!! I love fish soups!!!!

made thought says:

amazing recipe Pai! can’t wait to try it <3 <3 xxLeah

NJ says:

Is it traditional to put tomatoes?

tongmaa says:

Tom Yam with fried tofu is delicious, too. I use the lemon grass fried tofu and brown rice to make it a meal, with seconds!

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