Friday 7 December 2018

Thai Tomato Soup

Thai food is one of our favorite cuisines, we love Vegan Thai curry, pad thai salad, Thai noodles and  soups.  Soups are a staple in my household we all love them especially when the weather is wet and grim. This Thai tomato soup is so simple to make and strangely the recipe works best with overripe tomatoes that are usually too soft for salads. Adding the Thai flavours just converts the humble tomato soup and makes it A class!!

Thai cuisine uses lots of aromatic flavours. I particularly like the flavors of galangal, spring onions, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves and coconut milk. Mayuri has created this lovely yellow thai curry using all these wonderful flavours.

Yield: Serves 2

Thai Tomato Soup

Simple tomato soup packed with Thai flavours of lemongrass and Chinese five spice.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 25 mins


240 g ripe tomatoes roughly diced.
50 g bean sprouts
1/2 white onion finely chopped
1 inch piece lemon grass finely chopped.
1 clove garlic finely chopped
1 Celery stick finely chopped
1 small carrot finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes
1/3 teaspoon Chinese five spice
1 tablespoon olive oil/
200 ml water


1. In a large pan add the oil, when its hot add the chopped onions, garlic and leeks and saute them for 3-4 minutes until translucent.
2. Add the carrots and chopped tomatoes and lemon grass to the pan and the water and bring the soup to a simmer.
3. Cook the soup for 10 minutes.
4. Transfer the soup to the Optimum 9400 blender and blend until smooth.
5. Strain the soup into the pan and discard any residue left in the strainer.
6. Add the salt,  pepper, chilli flakes and Chinese five spice  and bring the soup to a slow boil. Turn off the heat and add the bean sprouts.
7. Ladle soup into serving bowls and enjoy with crusty bread.
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Sometimes I make a light Thai themed lunch and make lovely Thai cucumber relish, and spicy Thai papaya salad to go with the soup. Of course I always want dessert after my lunch as I prefer to eat dessert at lunch time rather than with my evening meal which is usually heavier. These Peranakan Pancakes are just super delicious to finish the meal.

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  1. Yummy! Looks so good and all of your photos make it look even better.

  2. Mmm this sounds lovely! I think this is officially the first recipe I've ever seen 1/3 of a tsp as a measure though - do you have measuring spoons in that size?

  3. Your soup looks perfect for winter. Love this healthy thai soup recipe with bean sprouts.

  4. A simple soup but looks so warm and inviting. Can just imagine how the lemongrass flavored soup would taste.

  5. Tomato soup is my absolute favourite and I love making my own but have never thought to use five spice or Lemongrass x

  6. yummm! i have been in a soup mood. My question is what are the spices that determine a food to be "Thai".

  7. I love a good all American tomato soup and grilled cheese but I’m digging the Thai twist to it. I need to try it! You reckon it’s similar to the traditional Tom Yam soup?

  8. This soup looks perfect for the winter! I love having soup and will definatly have to try out making this recipe!

  9. Tomato soup and grilled cheese is a winter favourite! I loved that you added some Thai flavours to it

  10. Love the recipe, great that it does not use any creamy base but water instead, Makes it healthier.

  11. This Thai tomato soup sounds so unique. I know my parents would love it. Maybe a little too spicy for me.

  12. i am not much into tomato soup but you made this really interesting for me to try at home.

  13. Tomato soup is the perfect for winters. And in India winters are almost here and this recipe looks perfect I need to try for sure asap. Thanks for sharing

  14. Definitely the blender makes the difference. I've got an immersion blender and considering buying one like the une you use, instead. I'm not sure I can find the Chinese five spices here in Italy, maybe online?

  15. This does look healthy and would love to give it a try someday.

  16. I love a home made tomato soup especially when it is so cold outside!

  17. I love how hearty this looks. Perfect for a chilly LA night! Will try it out :)

  18. I love soup during cold weather so this is perfect. This seems easy to make so I might try this on Christmas. Thank you for sharing!

  19. Oh I love tomato soup! Paired it with toast bread and its perfect!

  20. I like that it has lemongrass. I don't think I've ever actually had that in a recipe.

  21. I simply love the idea of making soup on a cold night. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will come handy

  22. Wow.. I must try this Chinese version of tomato soup.

  23. Ooh I love Thai food too. Your soup sounds delicious especially with the lemon grass flavour.

    Choclette x


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