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Tom Kha Gai (Chicken & Coconut Soup)

Try this delicious recipe from Marion Grasby as seen on "Marion's Thailand"


  • 4 cups coconut milk

  • 4cm piece of galangal, sliced

  • 2 lemongrass stalks, bruised and sliced

  • 6 kaffir lime leaves, crushed

  • 200g chicken thighs, thinly sliced

  • 100g straw mushrooms (or shitake mushrooms), quartered

  • 1 tsp sliced chillies (use less for a milder soup)

  • 2 Tbsp fish sauce

  • 1 tsp white sugar

  • ¼ cup lime juice

  • ½ cup spring onions, finely sliced


  • 1.

    Place coconut milk, galangal, lemongrass and lime leaves in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add chicken and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add mushrooms and chillies and simmer for another 2 minutes.

  • 2.

    Add fish sauce, sugar and lime juice. Ladle into bowls, top with spring onions and serve warm.


Marion's Thailand airs Tuesdays at 8:30pm only on LifeStyle FOOD

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