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Tom Kha Kai Recipe


Tom Kha Kai soup

(Thai Chicken Coconut Soup)


tom kha khai soup


Chicken stock: 2 cups
Coconut milk: 3/4 cup
Fish sauce: 2 - 3 tbsp.
Fresh chicken thigh, cubed: 6 oz.
Fresh mushrooms: 1.5 oz.
Broken Lime leaves: 3 pcs.
Chili peppers: 2 tsp.
Coriander roots: 1 pcs.
Sliced galangal root: 2 tbsp.
Sliced Lemon grass: 1 tbsp.
Freshly squeezed lime juice: 4 - 5 tbsp.

(for 2 persons)


Mix the chicken stock and coconut milk, then add the broken lime leaves, the coriander root, the chili peppers, the sliced galangal and lemon grass and bring it to the boiling point.

Then allow the soup to boil for 1 or 2 minutes.

Add the chicken to it and bring it to it's boiling point again. Boil it until the chicken appears to be cooked.

Add some fish sauce and lime juice. You should taste a slight touch of lemon followed by a more salt and creaminess taste from the coconut milk.

Remember to server the soup in a bowl for convinience, as some of the ingredients are rather large.

You can add some coriander leaves as a garnish.

Other recipes:

Tom Kha Kai (Tom kha Khai): Thai coconut - chicken soup
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Satay Kai and Nam Jim Satay (Satay Khai): chicken Satay with peanut sause
Larb Kai (Laap Khai): warm minced chicken salad
Khao Pad Kai (gai) (Kao pat khai (kai): fried rice with chicken (and egg)
Pad krapow kai (Phat Kaphrao Khai): Fried rice / chicken in creamy basil/garlic/chilli-sauce
Kai Thod Hed Mamuang (Kai thod hed mamuang): chicken with cashew nuts & shii-take mushrooms
Keng Kiew Waan kai (Keng Kiew waan Khai): chicken in coconut milk / green curry
Kai Keng Kari (Khai keng Kali): chicken filet in coconut milk, yellow curry, unions and vegetables
kai Thod Kratiam Prik Thai (Kai thod krathiam prik thai): sliced chicken with garlic and pepper
kai Thod preaw waan (Kai thod priauw waan): Sweet and sour chicken
Kai Thod Nam Man hoy (Kai thod nahm man hoi): Fried chicken in mushroom-oyster sause
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