Thom Kha Gai -- Thai Coconut Soup

  • djroberts777 Posted: 03/20/12
    Worthy of a Special Occasion

    Tom Kha Gai (Spicy Coconut Chicken Soup) is one of THE most delicious Asian soups I have ever tasted! It contains lots of flavors that can titillate all of the taste bud receptors found on the human tongue (sweet, sour, salty and spicy)! This soup can be found at most Thai restaurants, but isn't very cheap and can easily be replicated at home by just about anyone who enjoys cooking at home and trying new dishes. MIKEEMO accidentally left off that the 1 stalk (ingredient #3 on the list) referred to in this recipe is 1 stalk of Lemongrass, which can be substituted with a few dashes of lemon flavoring (juice or powder), but Lemongrass is best. Also, MIKEEMO's version of this recipe is the simplest and cheapest for Tom Kha Gai I have found, yet is just as tasty as the authentic ones. For those of you who would like the more authentic and more expensive version of Tom Kha Gai, please see Jiranooch Shapiro's (Anchorage, AK) recipe also found on this web site posted in December of 2008.