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Apart from the famous Tom Yum Kung and Tom Kah Gai, another Thai soup you should not miss is this Tom Sab or Thai Hot and Sour Beef Soup, a dish typical to the North Eastern part of Thailand.

Strange enough, it’s name in Thai means “YUMMY soup!” So if you really want to get a taste of Thai, do take some time off and get yourself some beef and Thai herbs. Once it’s all set, a little bit of work in the kitchen following this recipe will definitely worth a try!


  • 1 cup beef, cut into well pieces

  • 10 – 15 chilies

  • 2 lemongrass, smashed and cut into 1″ long

  • 6 pieces of sliced galangal

  • 6 kaffir lime leaves

  • 3 parsley, coarsely chopped

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 3 tablespoons roasted rice, finely ground

  • 3 cups beef stock


  1. Heat beef stock in a pot over medium heat. Add lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves. Wait until boiling, turn down to low heat.

  2. Add beef in the pot and simmer with low heat for at least 15 minutes until the beef is cooked and tender.

  3. Season with lime juice, fish sauce and chili. Add parsley and roasted rice. Wait until the soup is boiling again, then remove from heat.

  4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve immediately with hot steamed rice or sticky rice.

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