Cooking Class Recipe – Tom Kha (ต้มข่า)
The recipe for this cooking class is not the most common variety of Tom Kha, which is Tom Kha Gai, or Chicken Galangal Soup, but the vegetarian variety. No worries, if you want to do this Thai Soup with Chicken, just replace the Tofu with chicken et voilà…we have Tom Kha Gai.
In case you already had a look at our Tom Yum cooking class recipe you know that Tom (ต้ม) means “cooked” in Thai language. Kha (ข่า) means Galangal, as well known as Thai Ginger of Galgant. But this is not what most foreigners remember when they have eaten this famous Thai dish. It is the creamy coconut milk which is the base for this soup. The coconut milk softens the heat of the spices and gives you a nice afterburn in the throat.
Now let’s go to the hands on experience with the recipe for this cooking class: