Gang Kai: Thai Red Curry Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A soup-like dish to be served with or over Thai sticky rice. Made with coconut milk. You can substitute any kind of meat or fish. I like it with beef (gang nuur), shrimp (gang kung) and fish (gang pla). Any firm-fleshed fish works nicely. I especially like monk fish with this dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Note: Try a combination of vegetables, mix crisp, bitter flavors like green beans or bamboo with softer, warm ones, like potato or zucchini.
  2. Heat oil in a large saute pan.
  3. Add curry paste and stir-fry until smooth.
  4. Add coconut milk and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add meat and simmer until no longer pink.
  6. Mix in fish sauce and lime juice and keffir leaves.
  7. Add slower cooking vegetables, like potatoes, and simmer covered until soft.
  8. Add basil and faster cooking veggies, like peppers and zucchinis and simmer about two minutes until tender but still firm.
  9. Serve in bowls over rice.
Most Helpful

Great flavor!! I used the full amount of curry paste, chicken, red pepper and bamboo shoots. Next time I will double the recipe because it didn't make nearly enough.

HeatherN July 27, 2011

This soup is outstanding! Didn't have any lime but followed everything else and yum yum! Added julienned carrots, bok choy, green peppers, mushrooms. Had it for lunch today and plan on making it for supper too! Thx for sharing!

Mommy Greenest January 28, 2011

I make this as much as possible for my family and friends! Great Recipe!!!

kristin January 07, 2011