CLASSIC THAI COCONUT CHICKEN SOUP
Classicly made with chicken, but easy to adapt for my veggie friends!
Tom Kha Gai is warming and thoroughly comforting and my version comes together easily and quickly. It hits the spot with all the flavors I love. Spicy, sour, salty, and a little sweet.
This heavenly aromatic chicken and coconut soup gets its rich flavor from classic Thai ingredients – coconut milk, lemongrass, fresh galangal or ginger, lime juice, lime leaves, fish sauce, chile, and cilantro.
If you are enjoying leftovers the next day, it's even better after the flavors have had time to rest and fully meld. Might be a good idea to double the recipe!
If you don't have chicken on hand, I have done this with prawns and it turns out great. If you are vegetarian, simply leave out the chicken and replace the fish sauce with a bit of salt.
This soup holds its own but if you wanted, you could pair it up with some of the below for a full-on Thai meal!