6 Reviews

I have made this soup dozens of times and never thought to cook in the chicken broth! I had been reserving half of the coconut milk for last boil, Also letting the mixture stand for 10 minutes is brilliant! I cant wait to try your method!

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tomlinste December 11, 2012

Absolutely delicious! This recipe of Tom Ka Gai is among the best I've had. I'm fortunate to have an Asian grocery store near the house and a kaffir lime tree in the back yard, so I didn't have to substitute any ingredients. I realized after I took the photo that I left off the red pepper, but added it while eating. It provided the perfect amount of heat. Made for Mike and the Appliance Killers ZWT9.

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PanNan August 25, 2013

Delicious Jubes, just delicious. My dh & I love thai soup and this treat did not disappoint. Wow, what flavor. Love the use of the galangal and coriander root and stems. I used a crush lemongrass paste, frozen kaffir lime leaves and substituted red pepper flakes for the red chilies, as I couldn't find any. The flavor of this soup is fantastic, so many beautiful seasonings. Thank you so much for sharing a recipe, that I will make again often. :)

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Baby Kato July 30, 2010

Loved it! A little labor intensive but worth it. I didn't have the kaffir leaves but grated some lime zest into the galangal/ lemongrass broth. Also, I left out the fish sauce because I think it's too overpowering but overall, delicious!

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karen052059_7546538 June 28, 2014

I love this soup!!! I love it when I go out for Thai food and this recipe is as good as any I have ordered. I reduced the quantities for two of us and didn't have straw mushrooms so subbed quartered button mushrooms. I also swapped out the chilis for chili oil (didn't have those either) and was thrilled with the result. Thanks so much for posting Jubes! Made for ZWT6 on behalf of the Looney Spoon Phoodies.

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K9 Owned May 30, 2010

This is incredible soup!!! Loved is an understatement. Dbf said it was the best chicken soup I have ever made and I'd have to agree with him. It was my first time using galangal and lemon grass. Now they will be on my regular shopping list! I loved the coconut milk in this. Thank you Jubes, You just taught this old dog, a new trick! Made for ZWT 6

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cookiedog May 28, 2010
Thai Galangal Chicken Soup ( Tom Ka Gai)