Central Thailand: Tom Kha

Restaurant: Thai Boat
City: San Luis Obispo, CA

Thai Boat is a family owned restaurant, and closes randomly when the family travels back to Thailand. They also only open M-F, 11am-2pm and 4:30pm-8pm.

tom kha

Coconut milk soup with one choice of meat (chicken, tofu, veggie, shrimp, or squid), mushroom, lemongrass, lime juice, and galanga. We chose chicken as the meat.

Central Thailand has a moderate flavor with herbs and sugar. Most curry with coconut milk dishes origin from central Thailand. (Thai Style)

Tom kha kai (ต้มข่าไก่) literally means “chicken galangal soup”. This soup is made with coconut milk, galangal (a type of ginger), lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, and chicken, and often contains straw, shiitake, or other mushrooms, as well as coriander leaves. There are other versions of this soup made with seafood (tom kha thale), mushrooms (tom kha het), pork (tom kha mu) and tofu (tom kha taohu). (Wikipedia)

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