Tom Kha Gai


prep 0:25       total 0:25



3 cups coconut milk
4 stalks lemon grass, bruised and chopped
1 sm. stalk galanga root sliced
10 kaffir lime leaves, torn
1/2 lb. boneless chicken, cut into strips
1/4 lb. rice straw mushrooms
4 tbsp. lime juice
3 tbsp. fish sauce
10 hot chilies, chopped, for garnish
Spring onions, chopped, for garnish
Cilantro leaves, for garnish


Bring the coconut milk to a boil. Add lemon grass, galanga, and half of the lime leaves. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Strain the stock to a clean pan. Return to heat and add chicken and mushrooms. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the chicken is cooked.

Stir in the lime juice, fish sauce and lime leaves. Season to taste.

Serve hot. Garnish as desired.

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