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Tom Kha Soup


2 people


20 mins


Tom Kha Soup - the EASIEST recipe for Tom Kha Gai or Thai coconut chicken soup with chicken, mushroom and coconut milk, and even better than restauarants.


– 8 oz. boneless and skinless chicken ( breast or thighs, cut into strips or thin pieces) – ▢20 canned straw mushrooms – ▢1 1/2 cups coconut milk – ▢1 cup water – ▢1 stalk lemongrass (cut into 3-inch lengths and pounded) – ▢6 kaffir lime leaves (lightly bruised to release the flavor) – ▢6 slices galangal – ▢8 bird's eye chilies (lightly pounded) – ▢3 tablespoons fish sauce – ▢2 1/2 tablespoons lime juice or to taste – ▢1 tablespoon chopped cilantro

Step 1

– Add water, lemongrass, galangal, chilies, kaffir lime leaves into a pot and bring it to boil. Add straw mushrooms and chicken and boil it on medium heat for a few minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Step 2

– Add coconut milk and boil for a couple more minutes. Turn off the heat and add lime juice and fish sauce to taste. Add chopped cilantro before serving.

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