This soup was spectacular. It's my favorite when I eat out, so I decided to give it a try. My boyfriend and I are crazy for it. I dropped the hot green chili peppers from three to two because I tend to err on the side of caution, and next time I'll use all three. Didn't have quite as much kick as I wanted. I also added oyster mushrooms, which were tasty in it. This is the first time I've used Galangal and I must say it does have quite a different taste than regular ginger, I'm glad I was able to find it at my local import store. Great soup, I'll be making this again and again!
Outstanding! Made as directed as a first course using home made chicken stock - except - subbed freshly made firm tofu cut in strips for the chicken & added a drained 14 oz. can of straw mushrooms. Used 3 bird peppers, loosely seeded. Used chopped fresh coriander & Thai basil for garnish. Reminds of PNW, ahhh. Will be making this for company this summer. Thank you Therese for a lovely recipe that is true & remarkably easy to execute.
I have made this recipe twice and it tastes exactly like the restaurants' version! I cannot find kaffir lime leaves anywhere but it still tastes amazing. I add canned straw mushrooms and some baby corn as well. Make sure you serve immediately otherwise the flavors tend to dissapear if the soup is kept warming for a while. Thanks Terese for this great recipe!