Yummy! Yummy! Tom Ka Soup

Tom Ka Soup

Yummy! Yummy! Tom Ka Soup

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Tom Ka is a Thai Cuisine. “Tom” means “boiling a broth”, knowing that “ka” means galangal will quickly help us understand that this soup’s main ingredient is the galangal. Don’t confuse it with “king” or ginger. So it’s perfect during the cold and flus season, for recovery from an illness or just boosting immunity and preventing infections. Tom Ka soup is also very low in carbohydrates, which makes it really good for people with blood sugar regulation and weight issues.

You may taste Tom Ka Soup in many restaurants and even at your homes. But this one is very easy in making and rich in taste. The secret ingredient of the Tom Ka soup is Special Tom Ka paste. You can just order and get the Tom Ka Paste from Indian Supermarket/ Indian Supermarket Zurich.

It’s creamy and sweet and salty and spicy and bright all in one. The flavors of this Tom Ka only improve with time, so it makes fantastic leftovers. Tom Ka should be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator. When properly stored, the soup is good for 3-5 days.

Ingredients (4 Servings)

  • Tom Ka Paste – 1 Cup
  • Boneless Chicken – 300g
  • Creamy Coconut Milk – 250ml
  • Button Mushrooms – 150g
  • White Onion – 1 medium size
  • Coconut Oil – 2 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves
  • Lime Juice – 1 medium size
  • Fish sauce – 3 Teaspoon
  • Water – 250ml


First of all take the saucepan and leave it to heat in a medium flame. Then, add Coconut oil and sliced onion and mix them together. Put the chicken pieces, salt and fish sauce and cover it with lid. After a boil add Mushrooms and Tom Ka paste. Mix them well and cover it again to boil. Leave it about 20 minutes. Chicken and mushroom look soft now. Then, pour the Coconut Milk and another teaspoon of Salt. After 5 minutes, last but not least add Lemon Juice and Coriander leaves. It smells heaven.

Divide into 4 and garnish with lemon slices. Have the divine taste.

The Groceries which are needed to prepare this yummy Tom Ka Soup are available in reasonable prices at our Online Indian Market Zurich/Indian grocery Switzerland. 

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