Classic Galangal Soup

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25 min Serves 2

The Classic Thai Galangal Soup · Tom Kha Gai

Tom Kha is a dish that once tasted is never forgotten. Galangal is a rhizome, a root similar in appearance to ginger, though with a unique taste. This dish will take a bit more effort in terms of ingredients but is well worth the extra effort.


  • 300g chicken, finely chopped
  • 400ml Thai Gold Organic Coconut Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Thai Gold Fish Sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, finely sliced
  • 5 leaves kaffir lime
  • 1 clove galangal, sliced
  • 10 mushrooms, halved
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 fresh lime, squeezed


  1. Put the coconut milk in a saucepan and heat up to medium heat.
  2. Add the garlic, lemongrass, galangal, onion and kaffir lime leaves.
  3. Boil for about 4 minutes, stirring regularly
  4. Add the chicken, stock lime juice, sugar and fish sauce
  5. Cook for another 5 minutes stirring regularly
  6. Serve in a soup bowl.
  7. Serve with Thai Gold Organic Jasmine Rice


  • Tip: Not hot at all, this dish is served in Thailand as a contrast to other dishes on the table.
  • Variation: You can try this with seafood or tofu. Add at step 5 for a little less time in the pan.