Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thai chicken coconut soup (Tom kha gai)

   This menu is similar like Tom Yum soup but this will have less spicy without chili paste. The key of this menu is add galangal root more than lemongrass. Why? because this menu call "Tom Kha Gai" ต้มข่าไก่
Tom = soup
Kha = galangal
Gai = chicken

   Yes! Kha is the main ingredient of this menu. And again Galangal's flavor is absolutely different from ginger root, do not use it to substitute Galangal ;)

Kaffir lime leave, Oyster mushroom, Galangal root

Thai chili, Coconut milk, lemongrass and cilantro

You will need : (1-2 serving)
  • 2+1/2 cups of water
  • 250 ml. coconut milk (200ml. first and 50ml. at the end)
  • 250 g. chicken
  • 60 g. oyster mushroom
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 2 kaffir lime leave
  • 5-6 slices galangal root
  • 3 tbs. tamarind paste
  • 2 tbs. fish sauce
  • 1/2 tbs. sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tbs. lime juice (add as much as you like)
  • Thai chili (up to your taste)
  • cilantro (garnishing)

Watch how to make Thai chicken coconut soup (Tom Kha Gai)


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

Your soup looks delicious!

Catherine said...

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Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

What a gorgeous soup, this looks delicious! Love your blog, so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

Magic of Spice said...

I have never tried Galangal, will have to look for it. Beautiful and flavorful soup :)

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