This is super spicy recipe which is the best way to eat Tom Yum! It is a great example of Thai soup with lots of fresh seafood and herbs.
This recipe starts out with lots of flavors but got a little bland and I had to add a few more tablespoons of red chili paste. There was lots of vegetables and proteins and the 4 cups of water definitely is not enough. I added the coconut milk and the broth quickly became a murky orange instead of the tradition translucent red. I would suggest not using the recommended 1/2 cup of coconut milk since it quickly overwhelms the flavors. - 01 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED!!! When FAIQAH said this soup was super spicey, they weren't kidding! The recipe was easy enough to follow and the soup did taste great, however, if I made it again I'd personally only put half the chillis in! If you like mega spicey food, to the point where it is a challenge, then this recipe is perfect. It also cured my cold!!! - 31 Mar 2009 (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)
I loved this! It's very similar to my favorite Thai restaurant in the Bay Area. - 22 Apr 2017 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)