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Tom Yum Calories

Authored By Ben Fisher

It is a matter of concern to count the Tom yum calories. Though tom yum soup is utterly delicious and has won the hearts of non-Asian people, the question is, whether it is nutritious too. In a country like America, where people are getting obese at a rapid speed, the question that how many calories a food item has, is of prime importance. And it is of real relief to all health-lovers, that the yummy tom yum soup provides only 8% of your daily requirement of calories (as per the 2000-calorie diet), i.e. just 143 calories from the quantity that you consume per serving.

To explore this interesting information more, let us see how a typical tom yum soup is made. You need the following, to make the soup:

chicken or shrimp 1 pound, made into medium-size pieces
1 cup of mushrooms, sliced vertically
6 8 galangal, sliced thin
4 to 5 tbsp fish sauce
cup chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp red chilli pepper (quantity can be more or less than this, as you like it)
4 to 5 kaffir lime leaves
Thin slices of 5 shallots
7 to 8 tbsp lime juice
2 stalks of lemongrass, cut into approximately one inch pieces
1 tbsp of chilli paste, in soy bean oil
3 cups of water
1 cup of cilantro (to sprinkle for garnishing)

For preparing the soup, you should first take a medium-sized saucepan into which you have to put the water and keeping it on the high flame, bring it to a boil. Then add the kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass and cook for 2 minutes.

Then lower the heat and add the fish sauce, the red chilli, shallots, galangal, chilli paste in soy bean oil and lime juice. After that, add tomatoes and mushrooms and allow the mixture to get cooked for quite a bit.

Now add the shrimp or the chicken and keep the flame high; but do not stir. When the shrimp or chicken is done, keep the heat on for 2 minutes more. Cilantro leaves look beautiful on the top of the mixture, so sprinkle them on the top. And your tom yum soup is ready. Serve the soup and rice together, while both are hot. This soup serves 4 people.

The soup has 2.1 gm of fats, 5.7 gm of carbohydrates, 2.51 gm of proteins and 17 mg of cholesterol in each bowl. Its fat content renders 19 calories. It is a clear fact that the mouthwatering delicacy is healthy too and will not put any extra calories on your body.



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