The following recipe is for chicken, but any meat can be substituted! Tom Kah can be served as part of a meal, or can be a meal in itself.
- 16 oz chicken broth
- 4 lime leaves
- 2 inch piece lemon grass
- 1-inch piece galangal (“kah”) sliced thinly.
- 4 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 4 oz chicken breast, cut into small bite sized pieces
- 5 fl ounces coconut milk
- a little pinch of red chili powder
- a little cilantro leaves (as a garnish)
After you have heated the chicken broth, add in all of the ingredients except for the chicken and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then add the remaining two ingredients. Let it boil for 2 minutes, until the chicken is done, then bring it down to a simmer for a few minutes.