Tom Kha: Thai coconut milk based soup

Tom Kha is a popular Thai soup which comes to us from Bangkok and the central plains of Thailand. It is typically served with shrimp or chicken but can include straw mushrooms or bok choy. It has a wonderful balance of sweet and sour flavor accompanied by the fragrance of fresh lemongrass, cilantro, galangal, and lime.

While the dish may sound intimating to assemble, we assure you, this soup is super easy!


Instructions :

  1. Combine the coconut milk, broth, ginger, and lemongrass in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
  3. To that, add fish sauce, chicken/tofu, sugar, mushrooms, chili paste and lime juice.
  4. Over low heat simmer for 5-10 minutes until chicken/tofu is cooked.
  5. Remove the lemongrass from the soup and garnish with cilantro and basil leaves.

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