Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Soup)


One of my all time favorite Thai dishes, ever. It’s salty, sweet, full of umami, spicy, and sour all at the same time. It’s a great introduction to the world of Thai food. Recipe: FOLLOW ME: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Website: ————————————- ————————– Music – Jef Kaale: ——————- ——————————————– .





  1. Ok – just found your channel. I have been friends with several people from Thailand and here is what I learned about Tom Kha Gai. First, it was pronounced (to me) as T-H-om K-H-a Gai. (Emphasis on the "H"'s) Don't ask me why – that is just how they pronounced it. Second, none of my friends ever took the veges out. The soup always came with the onion, lemon grass, sometimes with ginger, sometimes with the other – the chicken, mushrooms, sometimes bell pepper, lime leaves, sometimes with cilantro, and they used dried and crushed Thai peppers (You could add your own). Usually they rated the dish from one to five for hotness. I only ONCE tried the #5 and spent two hours eating the soup. John (at Thai Jasmine in Houston – now closed – John and his wife retired) offered to change it out but I sat there and ate it. Thai Jasmine also did our wedding rehearsal dinner. I paid for 300 people to come and only about fifty did. We wound up giving away a lot of food and taking home entire pans of Thai Egg Rolls, this soup (had to go buy a container for it) and gobs of Yellow Curry Chicken. Good times. But thanks for posting this recipe. I'm on Social Security – but I'm going to go get everything and make it – but I'll probably leave the veges in as well – for old times sake. 🙂 Keep doing great work like this! I loved it! 🙂