Bowl of tom kha gai soup
The 3 Main Ingredients You Need For Shortcut Tom Kha Gai Soup
To make a close approximation of tom kha gai, a popular Thai soup, you only need three main ingredients: chicken noodle soup, canned coconut milk, and fish sauce.
Chicken noodle soup already has noodles and shredded chicken. Adding creamy coconut milk adds a silky texture and transforms the soup from basic to Thai-inspired.
A tablespoon or two of fish sauce is the salty, umami addition you'll need to add the background flavor that
balances the rich chicken
and coconut broth.
This simple shortcut is easy to customize with additional herbs or vegetables such as a handful of mushrooms, ginger, garlic, baby corn, or cherry tomatoes.