Donnerstag, 5. Mai 2011

Tom kha gai


Tom kha gai (Lao: ຕົ້ມຂ່າໄກ່; Thai: ต้มข่าไก่, RTGS: tom kha kai, IPA: [tôm kʰàː kàj]), literally "chicken galangal soup") is a spicy hot soup in Laotian cuisine and Thai Cuisine. This soup is made with coconut milk, galangal, lemon grass and chicken. The fried chillies add a smoky flavor as well as texture, color and heat, but not so much that it overwhelms the soup. The key is to get a taste balance between the spices. Thai-style tom kha gai does not use dill weed, whereas Laotian-style tom kha gai usually contains "phak si" (dill weed), which is a common herb used in Laotian cuisine. The Thais' answer to dill weed (known in Thailand as "phak chi Lao", since its known as a Laotian herb) in Tom kha is coriander or cilantro ("phak chi" in Thai). There are other versions made with seafood (tom kha thale), mushroom (tom kha het), and tofu (tom kha taohu). All follow a similar recipe.

Kommentare:

  1. Anything with mushroom is my favorite! Looks awesome, hope to get a chance to try it out

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  2. It look tasty, It's hard to say name of this soup :)

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  3. I'll try anything once. It does look good though.

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  4. great recipe :) ill give it a try - site must have flowed

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  5. Hope this isn't as milky as it looks... laksa > tom-kha-gai

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  6. My gf loves Thai food, I'll look into making this as an appetizer

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  7. Gonna try that out some time! Keep up posting those interesting foodses!

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  8. Got to try this! looks delicious

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  9. I had this once in a restaurant near here. Laotic is really worth a try, the spice and the different tastes in one bowl are amazing when it's done good.

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  10. that looks delicious, and i'm hungry :O

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  11. Really nice read, i can completly find in points of your blog! Keep it up =]

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  12. One of my favourite soups. I like it when it's spicy

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  13. Wheres food when you need it?

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  14. There's something I've never tried. Looks absolutely delicious.

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  15. Mmmmm looks good. Would really like to eat some of that right now.

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  16. Always wanted to try Thai food, looks really good :D

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  17. So many amazing food ideas here.

    I'll be following this for sure.

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  18. I <3 asian food.
    Will defo look up a recipe for this :)

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  19. That looks tasty as hell. Must try this :) Followed

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  20. this looks great, i'm about to cook up some tandoori chicken myself :D

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  21. When im looking at it, it still makes me hungry!

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  22. Don't know what galangal is but the picture makes my mouth water.

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  23. This stuff tastes amazing. A little hole in the wall by me has it

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  24. mmm looks realy nice. I'm sure its good for you too!

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