Cookbook:Tom Kha Kai

Tom Kha Kai
CategoryThai recipes
Time½ hour

Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Thai Cuisine

Tom kha kai (or tom kha gai) is a Thai soup with the distinct, very Thai flavor of galangal, a rhizome somewhat similar to ginger. Kha means "galangal" in Thai. This version of the soup is made with chicken (kai or gai).

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Bring stock and coconut milk to a boil.
  2. Add lemongrass, galangal, chilies, sugar, and pepper.
  3. Add onion, tomato, chicken bits, and mushrooms.
  4. Keep at a rolling boil for 4 minutes.
  5. Remove the pot from the heat.
  6. Stir in lime juice and soy sauce.
  7. Garnish with cilantro and chilies.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • You can substitute ginger, as galangal and ginger are similar, but the flavors are different.

Warnings edit

  • Always wash your hands with soap immediately after you are done cutting chili peppers.