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Pearl’s Famous Tom Kah Coconut Soup Recipe

Tom Kah Coconut Soup

Tom Kah Coconut Soup

This rich tom kah coconut milk soup has been a long-standing favorite of Thai Spices’ patrons for years. It gets its unique rich flavor from quintessential Thai ingredients such as lemon grass, galangal root and kaffir lime leaf. It’s a quick and easy soup to make that’s surprisingly satisfying and delicious.

A Healthier Take on Tom Kah Coconut Soup

This healthy version of a traditional Thai dish is prepared using macrobiotic principles. The vegetables are cooked lightly in water instead of oil and balanced herbs are used. This soup can be made vegan, if you prefer it, by using Bragg’s Liquid Amino as your stock base instead of traditional fish sauce.

Important main Thai ingredients for Tom Kah soup.

Important main Thai ingredients for Tom Kah soup.

Most of the ingredients for Tom Kah coconut soup you can find at your local Asian grocer, a health food store or on Amazon.com.

by Master Chef Pearl Pardee

Ingredients

Half a white onion, sliced wide

2 cans coconut milk (not lite)

1 small size carrot, cut in thick matchsticks

5-6 kaffir lime leaves (sliced thin)

2-3 slices galangal root

2 stalks of fresh lemon grass, cut into 1″ pieces

1/2 of a jalapeno pepper cut into medium pieces (or more if you prefer a hotter soup)

(Optional) other sliced vegetables such as broccoli and button mushrooms, cooked chicken pieces or shrimp

2-3 tsp Bragg’s Liquid Amino seasoning or fish sauce or 1-2 tsp sea salt

Small handful of cilantro sprigs

1 green onion, sliced

2 tsp lemon juice

tom kah coconut soup preparation

Shown: galangal root, lemongrass, white onion, kaffir lime leaves

Preparation

1. In a separate saucepan add coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, galangal and lemon grass. Simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour or so for taste. (when the broth is ready you can keep the herbs in for next step or dispose of the herbs if you desire)

2. In a separate pan saute the onion, carrot pieces in a small amount of water until they begin to soften.

3. When coconut broth is ready, add the sauteed vegetables

4. Then add optional vegetables and meat.

5. Stir in Bragg’s, fish sauce or sea salt and continue cooking 5 or 10 minutes longer until optional items are cooked.

6. Top with cilantro sprigs, green onion and lemon juice and serve.

Enjoy!

4 days ago 

This was our first time here and we absolutely loved this place. We thought they had a very nice menu selection and the meals that we ordered were fantastic. The meal prices were what we expected for this area and not really overpriced for the amount of food that we received. That staff was very friendly and the restaurant was clean. The view from the front dining area was very nice. We would definitely stop by here again when we are in the area. We are also going to recommend this place to our friends that come up to Sedona.

 LOUIS HOENIGER
5 days ago 
    
POLKADOTHUMAN W HERENOW 
7 days ago 
    

I love Thai food and have been cooking it for months of late. Still had to order some carryout from this favorite in Sedona. We had pad thai and Tom Kha soup with very plump shrimp. We were very pleased with all. See you again soon.

 LISA J
1 week ago 
    

Driving through town saw this restaurant and stopped.  We love Thai food and are always hunting them down.  This place did not disappoint.  We were surprised at how good it was with large portion sizes.  The spicy beef salad was delicious we ordered it with extra dressing medium spicy.  Loved it.  Also tried Tom yum with chicken, medium.  My son had to spice it up.  Thai rice with chicken was good.  Would highly recommend.

KIMBERLY F. 
3 weeks ago 
    
 CHELSEA SAYER
3 weeks ago 
    

Best thai food I ever had

DEREK WLODARSKI
3 weeks ago 
    

We did takeout from Thai Spices and everything was amazing!!!!! Fresh, high quality ingredients and we were happy to support a local restaurant! I would make the drive from Phoenix just to get food from here it was that good!!

 JULESMT111
3 weeks ago 
    
JAMES RHODENHISER 
1 month ago 
    

Enjoyed their pad Thai and chicken larb!

 LAUREN ALLISON
1 month ago 
    

Excellent food. Ate outside--very nice patio. Nice size servings--brought enough home for second meal.

NYLA L. 

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