Tom Kha Gai Recipe Video

Learn how to cook Thai food the real way with a real Thai. I was born and raised in Thailand, and I lived there for 20 years. I have always been obsessed with food and can't think of a life without it, so I went and got a nutrition degree in Canada, cooked in a few professional kitchens, and now I just finished culinary school in San Francisco, having a blast with the rich food culture in the Bay Area. I am passionate about my culture, particularly its food, and I want to share it with the world. That's why I'm here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do making it. Kob kun ka (thank you)!


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
DishMain Ingredient


 Coconut milk2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Galangal3 Tablespoon, cut into thin slices
 Kaffir lime leaves6 Medium, crushed and bruised
 Lemongrass stalk1 Medium, smashed, and cut into 1.5" pieces
 Oyster mushrooms6 Ounce, cut into slices
 Chicken breasts2 Medium, cut into bite size pieces and marinated in fish sauce for 1-2 hours
 Fish sauce3 Tablespoon
 Lime juice3 Tablespoon (to taste)
 Palm sugar1 Teaspoon, finely shredded
 Salt1 Teaspoon (to taste)
 Cilantro1 Teaspoon, sprig only
 Thai chili1 Teaspoon, chopped (to taste)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 623 Calories from Fat 268

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g49.5%

Saturated Fat 27.6 g138.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 33.6 mg

Sodium 1785.7 mg74.4%

Total Carbohydrates 82 g27.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g15.6%

Sugars 6.6 g

Protein 18 g36.8%

Vitamin A 2.5% Vitamin C 13.5%

Calcium 3.7% Iron 63.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Editors Review

When you need a one pan, no-fuss supper that can be put together in haste, trust tom kha gai. This quick and spicy soup boasts of complex Asian flavors and is ideal for hungry evenings when you feel like slurping into something light yet spicy. This video takes you through a step-by-step instruction on how to make this Thai soup at home. It’s so simple and refreshing that you will be hooked to it for good.