Comments on: Thai Chicken Coconut Soup (Tom Ka Gai) http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:27:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 By: Eva Mondragon http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-1097934 Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:05:21 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-1097934 Hi Jaden,

I’ve been so busy I haven’t visited your site for a while. I’m glad I checked in today because I didn’t know of Tessa Kiros and her cookbooks. I will check my local Barnes and Noble today to see if they carry them. Your description of her books sounds absolutely appetizing.

Tom Ka Gai is one of my favorites. I discovered it on my first trip to Thailand. I loved it so much that I asked for the ingredients. That was also the first time that I’ve heard of Kaffir tree. I never saw it in any of the nurseries that I regularly visit. I had to put in my order. You are right about this tree. It survives without much care, but I think I will dig it up and move it to a sunnier location. Hopefully, it will start bearing fruits.

As always, thank you for your blogs…reading them always make me happy.

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By: Brendan http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-1095838 Sat, 15 Jun 2013 01:54:26 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-1095838 After reading the comments about Ginger and Galangal above, I thought I would add my 2 cents worth.
“Ka” is the Thai word for Galangal. “Tom Ka Gai”, loosely translated means “Chicken and Galangal Soup”. So the use of Galangal in this soup is much preferable to the use of ginger for obvious reasons.
Nice recipe by the way. I’m sure there will be many happy faces after making this soup.

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By: Whitney http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-1088608 Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:06:40 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-1088608 I just made this soup today and YUMMY! Tastes just like what is served at the Thai restaurants! It was so easy and inexpensive to make, too! Definitely a keeper.

I have “Falling Cloudberries”, “Apples for Jam”, and “Piri Piri Starfish”. I will be buying “Limoncello and Linen Water” soon, and I have all of Tessa’s other cookbooks on my wishlist as well! So beautiful and inspiring!

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By: Chat 2 Friend http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-1087485 Fri, 28 Dec 2012 07:05:19 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-1087485 Excellent tips & method about recipes, you have a wide range of indian recipes list available, helpful site – thanks
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By: Danielle http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-1086017 Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:15:44 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-1086017 I have made this a few times a week for a month now–I am obsessed! SO good! To the other posters, do not make any substitutions. Really. The recipe is perfect as is. I love to make variations by sometimes adding shrimp, various mushrooms, and baby corn, etc. , but I always stick to the basic broth ingredients.

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By: Jodi http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-1083794 Thu, 26 Apr 2012 14:38:05 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-1083794 The soup sounds delightful and light. As for the derogatory use of the word kaffir, the South African Caucasian population referred to the black South Africans as “kafirs” which was not a nice thing. Also, kafir is the term that Muslim’s use for anyone not Muslim. It is also a disparaging term. Note that the difference lies in the double “f”. Hope this helped.

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By: Sheila http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-544339 Sat, 21 Jan 2012 00:32:50 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-544339 I just made the Tom Ka Kai soup with all the usual ingredients but the Kafir lime leaves and lime juice (used lemon). It doesn’t taste like the soup in a Thai restaurant – something is missing!! Would the absence of the lime leaves and juice be the difference?

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By: SteamyKitchen http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-400087 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 15:01:49 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-400087 I used to be really against using lite coconut milk….full coconut milk has so much more flavor. However….my waistline has made me rethink :-)

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By: Dan http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-400083 Thu, 06 Oct 2011 14:53:54 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-400083 Hi this is a great recipe, i was just wondering if using lite coconut milk makes a difference in the quality of the soup vs regular coconit milk?

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By: Ellen @ CheapCooking.com http://steamykitchen.com/3133-thai-chicken-coconut-soup-tom-ka-gai.html/comment-page-2#comment-187808 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 03:23:30 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/blog/?p=3133#comment-187808 Just made this tonight using lime peel and ginger, as that’s what I had in the frig or growing (I have a regular lime tree). Do you really leave the slices of ginger in the soup and not pull them out with the cilantro stems? Loved the rest of it but the ginger slices were a bit much for me. Maybe it’s different with galangal…. The rest of it was lovely though. Made this and a Thai rice noodle and chicken salad. Perfectly lovely dinner. Thanks! The broth alone was to die for.

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