Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup)

Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup)

One of my favorite soups is Tom Kha! It’s creamy, coconut-y and so versatile. (you can add shrimp, tofu, or chicken!) up to you. You can easily make it vegan or vegetarian. Not only that, it can be made in no time with barely any prep - it’s seriously the best.

Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup)


  • 2 cups coconut milk

  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth

  • 1 thumb chunk of galangal

  • 3 stalks of lemongrass

  • 1 big white onion (or 2 small white onions)

  • 6 kaffir lime leaves

  • 1-2 cups of oyster mushrooms 

  • 5-6 thai chili

  • ½ teaspoon salt (to taste)

  • 1 tsp fish sauce (optional) 

  • 4 tablespoons of lime juice

  • small bunch of cilantro


Start by sautéing and sweating out your onion and mushrooms. Add your coconut milk, vegetable broth, galangal, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, thai chiles, salt and fish sauce. Let simmer. Top with lime juice at the end, chili oil and cilantro. You can add shrimp or chicken as well, and also I sometimes like to add tomatoes!

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