Recipe Of The Month

Posted on: October 30 2016


We have the perfect Thai soup recipe that will warm you up this winter!

Tom Kha Gai* [GF]

Traditional Chicken Coconut Soup with Thai Herbs

Serves 4 as a starter











300g chicken fillets, thinly sliced

800ml coconut milk, 21% fat

400ml chicken stock or water

80g lemongrass, chopped

80g galangal, sliced

50g shallots, chopped

4 kaffir lime leaves, torn

4 bird’s eye chillies, crushed

¼tsp salt

1tsp sugar

3dsp fish sauce

4dsp lime juice

150g oyster mushrooms, torn

10g coriander to garnish

10ml chilli oil to garnish


Cooking method

  1. Put the coconut milk and chicken stock in a pot and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add the lemongrass,galangal, shallots, kaffir lime leaves and bird’s eye chillies and continue to simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Season with the salt, sugar, fish sauce and fresh lime juice. Add the sliced chicken and mushrooms.
  4. Total cooking time should not take more than 8 minutes, but always check that the chicken is cooked.

To serve:

Add the holy basil and serve.