Who knew that Tom Yum Soup takes only 15 minutes to make? Yep, you heard it right, it takes as little as 15 minutes to make Tom Yum Soup, or in this case, Tom Yum Noodle soup, which is one of my favorite lunch dishes during week days.
Like any busy moms, I don’t have a lot of time during the day. And when it comes to lunch, I have a list of quick and easy, 15-minutes lunch recipes that I always resort to: cold soba noodles, soba noodles soup, various variations of fried rice, and this Tom Yum noodle soup.
Many people think that Tom Yum, or Thai spicy and sour shrimp soup is too intimidating or hard to attempt at home. In reality, it’s about the easiest Thai recipe to prepare, provided you have the ingredients. To make Thai cooking at home, you ought to stock up the essentials, especially: nam prik phao (Thai roasted chili paste), fish sauce, palm sugar, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, and lime juice. As I am a huge fan of Thai food, they are always in my pantry or fridge. If you don’t have these ingredients, I strongly urge you to stock them up as you can make endless Thai dishes with these staples.
One pointer about making quick lunches is to multitask. I always do 2 or 3 things at the same time. I will boil the noodles while prepping the ingredients. And while I wait for my soup to cook, the noodles would be done. Try this recipe and practice multitasking in the kitchen and a good and delicious weekday lunch is 15 minutes away.