5 most popular Thai Soups You Must Try in Hong Kong - Mint & Basil

5 most popular Thai Soups You Must Try in Hong Kong


Hong Kong is famous for its mouthwatering cuisines and beautiful places. Not only the local food, but you have the option to try diversity of flavors from around the world. When you are craving for some healthy meal while exploring the city, what’s better than some mouth-watering soups? Come and explore the flavors of 5 best Thai soups.  

Hot & Sour Soup 酸辣湯   

Hot and Sour Soup

It is probably the most famous Thai soups out there which is easily available at any Thai restaurant in Hong Kong. Hot & Sour is a very simple soup which is made with a combination of shiitake and woodear mushrooms, bamboo shoots, egg, vinegar, and white pepper. All these flavors that get the taste buds going crazy.  

Tom Kha 酸辣椰奶雞湯  

Tom Kha

In the mood for something satisfying? Try the most common yet famous Thai soup which is spicy, sour, salty, and an interesting contrast to the creaminess of coconut milk that makes this dish tastier. After all, it’s a Thai dish which is made with chicken, simmered in spices, coconut milk broth, lemongrass, and fresh galangal (reddish-brown or pink woody plant related to ginger). The term Tom refers to the boiling temperature of the soup and kha related to “galangal” that creates a wonderfully aromatic dish. If you are looking for healthy and nutritious soup, Tom Kha is the answer that comes with great medicinal properties such as the ability to soothe the gastrointestinal tract. Did you know Tom Kha Gai is Thailand’s national dish? So, whenever you are in Hong Kong, make sure that you try this soup from Mint & Basil restaurant which is located in Tung Chung. Come and dive into the fresh flavors of Thailand. This soup will not just satiate your stomach but your heart as well.  

Tom Yum Goong 冬蔭功大蝦湯  

Tom Yum Goong

Need a mid-week boost? Must try this soup that will surely to wake up your taste buds. Another most popular and best-known Thai soup which is served with rice. Iconic spicy soup made up of prawn broth, lemongrass, fresh galangal (somewhat similar to ginger), and kaffir lime leaf. The term “Tom” refers to boiled and “Yum” translates into the traditional sour, salty, and spicy flavor of an array of Thai dishes. Often served with “goong” referred to shrimp, prawn, chicken, tofu, and much more. The soup is served as an appetizer and garnished with coriander leaves on top. Due to its popularity, there are many versions of the soup available such as tom yum gai which is added with chicken, and tom yum Talay which is mixed with seafood. Sounds delicious? Experience something different with this lip-smacking soup that’s not only tastier but also looks colorful and healthy too. For colder days in Hong Kong, this soup will be sure to heat you up.  

Grapor Pla Nhue Poo 蟹肉魚肚羹  

Grapor Pla Nhue Poo

Super tasty and surpassingly moreish! Yes, we are talking about Grapor Pla Nhue Poo soup. The ingredients of this soup are the same as we have mentioned above. However, the difference here is that it is made with crab meat. Enjoy this healthy and nutritious clay pot fish maw soup from any local market or in a restaurant.  

Kuai Tiao Ruea  (Boat Noodles)  

Kuai Tiao Ruea is famous thai soups

A signature dish of Thailand that you can eat in Hong Kong also. Presently here is one without ‘tom’ in its name – Kuai Tiao Ruea, that is known as boat noodles. This name comes from the way that they are frequently served from boats, however, you can obviously order them in any Thai restaurant in Hong Kong and street-side stools. Stop by a floating market for the most realistic experience. They can be truly cheap as well, however most likely why it is one of the most famous Thai soups.  

One thing you might see is the flavor of the soup, which is very special. The base of the soup is pork or beef broth, mixed with some normal Thai flavors. The genuine astonishment however is the consideration of pig or cow blood, known as ‘nam tok’ in Thai (stunningly a similar word utilized for the cascade in Thai). This adds to the exceptional taste as well as thickens it. Try not to allow that to dissuade you however, it is scrumptious.    

Why You Should Try Thai Soups From Mint & Basil?  

First, the location is perfect if you are in Hong Kong. Second, we use the authentic flavors of Thai food, and lastly our affordable price. When talking about the city tour, it is necessary to try the most famous Thai food. Otherwise, your vacations will be incomplete. Apart from this, Thai soups are healthy too. So why eat junk food when you choose soups to satisfy your taste buds. We have a wide selection of soups on the menu and many other types of food such as Vietnamese food, Indian food, Asian food, and much more. Come and enjoy finger-licking taste and rich flavors of food.