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Bowl of tom yum soup with wooden spoons

Low Fodmap Tom Yum Soup

  • Author: Em Schwartz, MS, RDN
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


Low FODMAP Tom Yum Soup – a lighter Thai soup layered with all kinds of flavor.




  • 8 cups low FODMAP chicken broth
  • 1 stalk fresh lemongrass
  • 3 kaffir lime leaves
  • 14 smashed bird’s eye (or serrano) chilies
  • 4 slices galangal
  • 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, sliced
  • 2 cups chopped bok choy
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • ½ tsp. sugar, optional

Optional Garnishes

  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Chives, chopped
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cooked rice


  1. Heat broth, lemongrass, kaffir limes, chilies, galangal, and fish sauce in a soup pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, add chicken and bok choy. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook 8-10 minutes, until chicken is done.
  2. Stir in lime juice and sugar. Remove lemongrass, kaffir limes, chilies, and galangal.
  3. Top with optional garnishes and serve warm with cooked rice.


Chili Peppers:  Although low in FODMAPs, chili peppers naturally contain a compound called capsaicin which gives them their spiciness. Capsaicin may trigger heartburn or abdominal pain in some individuals.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Thai