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Tom kha Gai

Tom Kha Gai...

One of the most popular and well known Thai dishes is Tom Kha Gai. The tasty chicken soup with coconut milk is considered to be the Thai national dish. And here is the recipe:


(for 2 persons)
Chicken breast 200 g
Coconut milk 1 can (400 g)
Mushrooms 1 small can
Galanga 1 piece
Lime 1 piece
Lemon leaves 2 pieces
Thai Coriander 1 sprig
Spring onions 1 stem
big Chilis 1 piece
Thai Bouillon 1 table spoon
Fish sauce 1 tea spoon

Where to shop
Good shops in Zurich are New Asia Market (Feldstrasse 24, 8005 Zurich), Asia Store (Zürich Hauptbahnhof: Railcity-Sihlquai or Bahnhof Oerlikon: Gleis 6-Sektor C; no website) and Chiang Mai Thai Shop, (Zollstrasse 56, 8005 Zurich)
If you prefer to shop online, we recommend Zutaten-Shop.


  • Slice meat
  • Slice Galanga
  • Cut coriander and spring onions into short pieces
  • Cut chilis diagonally in fine pieces
  • Tear lemon leaves in four pieces


  • Heat up ½ cup of water (do not boil!)
  • Add ½ cup of coconut cream (that is the concentrated part from the top of the can)
  • Bring to boil, then add galanga and bouillon
  • Add meat and fish sauce
  • Add the rest of the coconut milk and the mushrooms
  • Boil up briefly, then add lemon leaves, chili, coriander, spring onions and the juice of the lime - FINISHED!

  • You can download this recipe as PDF-file. What you get is a sheet which also shows pictures of the exotic ingredients. It's the kind of recipes we hand out  in our cooking courses.

    In order to read the PDF format, you need Acrobat Reader:

    ...and other recipes
    In our cooking courses we also present you less known, but just as delicious dishes.Here is a little selection of the more than 40 dishes we have cooked in past courses:

  • Gang Phet Gai (Red Curry with Chicken)
  • Tom Yam Goong (clear Soup with Shrimps)
  • Yam Nuea (Beef Salad with fresh Spices)
  • Gang Kiau Wan Goong (Green Curry with Shrimps)
  • Gang Panang Nuea (Panang Curry with Beef)
  • Laab Moo (Minced Pork with fresh Spices)
  • Som Tam (Salad with Papaya und other fresh ingredients)
  • Phad Kana Naam Man Hoi (Fried Broccoli with Beef)
  • Yam Wun Sen (Glass Noodle Salad)
  • Phad See You Moo (Fried Rice Noodles with Vegetable and Pork)

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