Tom Kha Kai (Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk)


  • 16 fluid ounces soup broth (chicken stock) or water
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, rolled to crack them to release the
  • flavour, but otherwise intact
  • 2 inch piece lemon grass, bruised to release flavor
  • 1 in cube galangal (“kha”) sliced thinly.
  • 4 tablespoon fish sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (or to taste)
  • 4 oz chicken breast cut into smallish bite sized pieces
  • 5 fluid ounces coconut milk
  • small red chillies, slightly crushed.
  • coriander (cilantro) leaves to garnish.
  1.  Heat the stock, add the lime leaves, lemon grass, galangal, fish sauce, and lime juice. Stir thoroughly, bring to a boil, add the chicken and coconut milk, bring back to the boil, lower the heat to keep it simmering and cook for about 2 minutes (unitl the chicken is cooked through).


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