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Gai Tom Kha (Chicken and Galangal in Coconut Milk Soup)

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Gai Tom Kha (Chicken and Galangal in Coconut Milk Soup)


Chicken and Galangal in Coconut Milk Soup is a kind of spicy soup that is made mild by coconut cream. The dish is aromatic from herbs such as galangal, lemon-grass and kaffir lime leaves.  Only chicken is used in this dish. It is very popular with Thai people and foreigners alike.


Nutrition facts

The dish is high in vitamin C and contains protein and phosphorus. Karri lime leaves make the dish be a refreshing food and having the dish relieves flatulence.



  • 2 cup coconut cream
  • 150 grams chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup straw mushroom
  • ¼ cup sliced young galangal
  • 50 grams lemongrass stalks, rough crushed
  • 5 grams kaffir lime leaves
  • Chili, rough crushed
  • Fish sauce
  • Lemon juice
  • Coriander leaves

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