Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Coconut Chicken Soup)

Yep, I’ve got another Thai recipe for you this week.

And I’m not even sorry about it.  :)

Because after my recent success finally figuring out how to cook my favorite noodle dish (homemade drunken noodles for the win!!), I was feeling all inspired to round out my repetoire with some of my other favorite Thai dishes.  So to go with my noodles, I decided to try making an enormous pot of my favorite indulgent creamy coconut soup — Tom Kha Gai.

If you’re unfamiliar with this one, it’s basically the Thai version of creamy chicken soup.  It’s made with a super rich and flavorful coconut milk base, it can be made with chicken or you could sub in another favorite protein or tofu, and — as I found out — it’s actually remarkably easy to make at home.  Win-win-win.  The only catch is that it might require a little trip to the Asian market if your grocery store doesn’t carry fresh lemongrass (the game-changing ingredient), but trust me, it’s absolutely worth it.

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