Tom Yum Gung soup, a mainstay of Thai cooking, might have cancer-fighting ingredients as well as good taste.

A recent joint study by Thailand’s Kasetsart University and Japan’s Kyoto and Kinki Universities has found that the ingredients in Tom Yum Gung soup are 100 times more effective in inhibiting cancerous tumour growth than other foods.

Tom Yum Gung is Thailand’s favourite soup. The soup contains shrimp with herbal ingredients like coriander, lemon grass, lime leaves and galangal roots. Also called hot-and-sour soup, the dish often includes straw mushrooms and a variety of chillies.