Thai Lemongrass Soup

Thai Lemongrass Soup

This comfort soup is very delicious and easy to make.  It has a lot of the flavors of soups you’d find in a Thai restaurant It uses simple ingredients, is suitable for vegetarian by simply skipping the meat and choosing tofu instead.

You can find many of these ingredients at a local Asian market  (fresh or frozen is good, I steer clear from ground ingredients).  Some people may use straw mushroom for this recipe, but I couldn’t find any organic or BPA free straw mushrooms.  Plus most of the canned ones contain other preservatives so I chose a different kind (white mushrooms or oyster mushrooms both work well).

Thai Lemongrass Soup

You can skip the chili if you don’t like something spicy or just add the chili separately to keep full control on the heat. Inviting friends to your house for a party? I think this soup will be a hit!  It won’t take long to make and the great smell of lemongrass will bring added pleasure to the senses!

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Thai Lemongrass Soup
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Author: Posh Journal
  • 4 Cups of Vegetable/Chicken Broth
  • 4 Stalks of Fresh Lemongrass
  • 2 inches of Fresh / Frozen Galangal
  • 10 Leaves Kaffir Lime
  • 10 Thai Chilies
  • 1 Lb of Shrimp
  • 1 pack of firm Tofu
  • 1 medium Tomato sliced
  • 1 cup of Chicken cooked or uncooked
  • 2-3 Fresh Limes
  • 1 Tablespoon of Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon of Sugar You can skip this if you prefer something less sweet
  1. Boil the broth in a medium to large pot, then add galangal, lemongrass, kaffir limes, cook for 5 minutes then add cooked chicken. Cook for another 7 - 10 minutes then add Tofu, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fish Sauce, Sugar and finally the Shrimp. Cook for another 5 minutes .
  2. If you decide to make it spicy, you can add sliced chilies.
  3. Serve and Enjoy!

I hope you enjoy this recipe.

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  • Reply
    Dawn McAlexander
    Jul 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I have tried lemongrass tea before, but never a lemongrass soup. However, I love soups so I would probably like this one as well. Maybe I should try to make it.

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    Chubskulit Rose
    Jul 28, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    What is a galangal, is it the one that looks like ginger? This sounds like a very filling and comforting soup!

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    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    Jul 28, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    This looks fantastic! I love lemongrass soup, so I can’t wait to give this a try. It’ll be my first time making anything like this.

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    Cherri Megasko
    Jul 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Thai is one of my husband’s favorite cuisines so we eat at Thai restaurants fairly often. I ALWAYS get soup. Normally I will order Tom Yum, but next time I will give this a try if they have it on the menu … it sounds wonderful.

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    Kelly Hutchinson
    Jul 28, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I have never cooked with lemongrass, but this recipe sounds so delicious. I am going to give this a try over the weekend.

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    Jul 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    I’ve never cooked with lemongrass, but I’ve always wanted to and I would definitely use the chili. I like it hot and spicy. I’m going to make this one for sure.

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    Jul 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    I love the taste of lemongrass but don’t cook with it often myself. I think I’ll have to try this recipe as it seems like something I would really enjoy!

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    Liz Mays
    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I’d love to try making this for the first time. I haven’t experimented much with Thai recipes so this would be a new venture!

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    Jul 29, 2015 at 12:44 am

    I use lemongrass essential oils but never thought of using fresh lemongrass to eat. Sounds like a very fresh dish for anytime of the year.

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    Jul 29, 2015 at 6:07 am

    I haven’t had lemon grass soup. It sounds good and I might have to try it one day.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc
    Jul 29, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Lemongrass is a very flavorful ingredient in Asian cuisine. They also stuff whole chickens with it before grilling and you won’t believe the flavor it gives the meat. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe for lemongrass soup.

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    Jul 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    This sounds like a delicious soup! I love different soup recipes and would love to try this one.

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    Jul 29, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    This looks very interesting. I’ve never had any soup like this one before. I’ll have to try this out and see what I think. I do love all kinds of soups and so do my kids. It will be interesting to see how this one tastes.

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    Ann Bacciaglia
    Jul 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    This looks so delicious. I have never tried Lemongrass before. I will have to try making this recipe for my dinner party coming up.

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    Lisa Bristol
    Jul 29, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    This looks so good. I love Thai food it is so delicious. I will havevto try making this.

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    The Trophy WifeStyle
    Jul 29, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    Oooo this soup sounds pretty unique but very tasty!!! Definitely need to pin to try it out for myself!

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    Jul 29, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve never eaten Thai food or tried lemongrass. Sounds like I need to remedy that situation.

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    Jul 29, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Thai Lemongrass is one of my all-time favorite soups. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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      Jul 30, 2015 at 3:52 am

      I love Lemongrass and I am going to post lemongrass chicken recipe soon

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    Jul 30, 2015 at 1:49 am

    That soups looks so delicious. I am sure lemon grass is a great addition to soups. I would love to try this.

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      Jul 30, 2015 at 3:52 am

      Lemongrass is the key!

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    Jul 30, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Your presentation is everything! I never had Thai lemograss soup but this is definitely sparking my interest!

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    aly mashrah
    Jul 30, 2015 at 3:33 am

    That looks and sounds delicious! I’m definitely going to give this a try soon. I’ve been craving soup lately.

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      Jul 30, 2015 at 3:50 am

      You’re going to love this sour soup..

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    Rebecca Swenor
    Jul 30, 2015 at 8:04 am

    This Thai lemongrass soup sounds good except for the shrimp part.. Sorry I don’t like shrimp but my family does so I would take my out before I put the shrimp in the soup. I have not made soup in a while so I will try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jul 30, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Looks and sounds very tasty. Thank you for sharing.

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    Bonnie @ wemake7
    Jul 30, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    What a very nice looking soup. I never had anything like this before. Thanks for the recipe.

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    Gabriel Bregg
    Jul 31, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    We’ve just started cooking with lemongrass and it gives a great little punch to many dishes. This soup will be tried once it’s not 90 degrees every day.

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    Winter White
    Aug 3, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Wow that looks incredible! I love the bowls the soup goes in and your photos are great! Pinning NOW!

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