16 Reviews

Fantastic recipe, and very versatile. I added 6 red Thai chilis and the heat was perfect. The only omission in the ingredients that needs to be corrected is the kafir lime leaves. The directions for cooking show lime leaves should be added, but they're not in the ingredients. I also added the zest of a whole lime as well. In any event, this recipe is a keeper! Thanks!

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Glaber May 11, 2013

Delicious, but was really bummed that the recipe didn't list Lime Leaves in the ingredients! I was so excited to make it, but not having the L. Leaves was a real letdown.

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yobuck285 March 19, 2013

Absolutely delicious! My first taste of and attempt at Thai food. My DH gave rave reviews, and he's quite the critic. I didn't have lemongrass or red chiles, but I put it some red pepper flakes, and I used ginger instead of galangal. Cilantro in Canada's suggestion of sesame seed oil just put it over the top. Will definitely make it again, and often!

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MrsWevs October 15, 2011

Delicious! Added big chucks of fresh tomato like they do at my favorite thai restaurant, turned out wonderful, thank you!

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turkeyrose January 19, 2011

Excellent soup - we just love this kind of soup and this one did not disappoint. I liked your tips for flavour - quite useful.

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Deantini January 09, 2011

My DH and I went to Thailand for our honeymoon and I feel in love with this soup. I made this tonight and we all loved it. I went to the extra effort to get the golangal and kaffir, and it was worth it. I also added sliced white onion, and it really added to it..

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rrherman80215 September 05, 2010

What a great flavour packed soup, I decided to leave out the chicken and added some julienne bamboo shoots, grated carrot, garlic and a little sesame oil. I used about 3 small lime leaves as mentioned in the forward to the recipe too. My daughter was diagnosed with bronchitis and she requested bowls of this soup while she was sick. Thanks for the recipe

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Cilantro in Canada March 28, 2010

excellent recipe! i substituted chicken with tilapia fillets and it was delicious!! thanks for sharing

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Sartreana February 16, 2010

I had this kind of soup once at a Thai Restaurant when I was starting to get a cold..now every time I start to get sick I crave it. I think the wonderful aromas remind me that I still can smell :) This recipe was great. I made it two weeks ago when I was starting to get a cold, and ate it for a few days. The only thing I did different was use light coconut milk, add the lime juice at the very end (as I turned off the heat) and I used lime zest instead of kaffir leaves (I couldn't find them)...but I did find galangal root to work with for my first time - nice flavor! Thanks for the post!

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Melanie B. February 15, 2010

Oh my this is a wonderful recipe. This soup is my DH's favorite from Thailand also and he's been requesting it for some time. So glad I found this. As we live in a small town couldn't get all the ingrediants and had to sub green jalapeno for the red chilis and ginger instead of galangal. Did find frozen, chopped lemon grass and was so happy about that. This went together fairly easy and the taste is wonderful. The hardest part for me was finding the proper ingrediants. Thanks so much for posting.

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Bonnie G #2 October 15, 2009
Tom Ka Kai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)