I love this soup, I did make a few changes by adding a bit more fish sauce, red bell pepper and oyster and straw mushrooms.
This was really wonderful! I usually make Tom Kha Gai (Thai chicken and coconut milk soup) with a different recipe that has galangal in it. Well, I really wanted the soup but since I moved, the asian market here is small and doesn't have galangal! I am so happy to find this recipe, because it's flavor is divine. I only used 3 bird chilis to better suit my family, added a little more lime juice and a little more fish sauce since we like it a little more on the salty/sour side. I also used a little bit extra chicken stock and only used one large chicken breast which came out extremely tender and flavorful after steeping in the broth. Thank you for a "super" soup and a definite keeper.
This soup is sooooooo good. I was having a craving for this and decided to try and make it. Definitely every bit as good as what you get in a restaurant. My husband even really liked it and he's not very big on Asian food. This is going to be one of my staple soups!! I did not have the lime leaves, so I just omitted them. I didn't use the chiles because I thought it would be too spicy for my kids. My four year old gobbled this up and asked for more!!
This was an absolutely divine soup with full flavor. Did not use mushrooms, kaffir lime leaves, or chilies, since I did not have these on hand. Substituted broth for the stock, added 3 tablespoons of sugar & about a teaspoon of cayenne pepper, and included bean sprouts at the end. Served over rice noodles with fresh lime juice on top. TIP: Would slice lemon grass in half and use as full stalk, since the finely chopped lemongrass was difficult to eat -- just remove from broth before serving.
This was excellent with a depth of flavor that I have come to enjoy in southeast Asian food. I prepared the soup with a home made broth (Lemon Grass Stock). I often make soups with home made broth, which is ever so easy to make using bones I have saved and frozen until I got a pot full of them, But I did use that stock as it had all the right flavors to complement the soup. Thanks for sharing! ~Sue
Excellent soup. I added carrots and celery to this but the followed the rest of the recipe. Thank you for posting your recipe.
I added chunky cubes of carrot, sweet potato and brocolli, to give a bit more bulk to the soup. The flavours were outstanding - officially one of my favourite soups ever! Tim
This was great ... I love the flavour of lemon grass. Everything worked sooo well together. Thanks for the recipe!!! You can purchase finely pre-chopped lemon grass in asian markets (in the frozen food section). This makes things go a whole lot faster and easier if you are a lemon grass fan.
This made a delicious soup. Other than substituting canned straw mushrooms for button mushrooms, and halving the amounts to make two servings, I made no changes. We thoroughly enjoyed it for lunch today. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
This is delicious, followed recipe except used fresh button mushrooms and chopped coriander and then sprinkled over top of soup when serving. I am going to keep this in my collection of favourite soup recipes.