Thai soup with exotic taste will help to diversify your diet. This is a classic recipe for Tom Kha coconut soup with chicken. Like all dishes of the Kingdom of Thailand, the soup contains a palette of all flavors. which only can be imagine: salty, sweet, creamy, acute, sour, spicy. It is not recommended to replace the components of the soup with more affordable options. The exception applies only to tree mushrooms, they can be replaced with oyster mushrooms.
To prepare the classic Thai soup Tom Kha prepare the necessary set of products: chicken, lemongrass, lime, Kaffir lime leaves, galangal root, chili pepper, cane sugar, fish sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, coconut milk, cilantro.
First of all, release the meat from the bones., you can immediately cut it into portions or do it after boiling.
The bones and the meat well washed, pour water and put on medium heat to cook the broth. After boiling, do not forget to remove the foam.
After 40 minutes, strain the broth, remove the bones and meat aside.
Crush lemongrass and cut into segments of 4-5 cm With lime to remove the zest and squeeze the juice. Cut tomatoes into slices, mushrooms into strips. Cut the chili pepper in half lengthwise and remove the seeds, cut the galangal root into slices.
In the prepared broth, pour coconut milk, put the ingredients that will give the soup an exotic flavor: lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, galangal root, chili pepper. To give the broth to boil and cook for 5-7 minutes on low heat.
After boiling, they can be removed from the broth.
Add the postponed pieces of boiled chicken, mushrooms. cook tomatoes for another 5 minutes.
At the end, pour in the fish sauce, add cane sugar to taste, zest and lime juice.
Serve the soup with chopped cilantro and spicy crumbly rice.