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Thai Chicken Coconut Milk Soup

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This past Sunday, I cooked up a whole bonanza feast of Thai goodies for dinner. It was Father's Day here in the US, so I had my parents over for dinner with us. We had a nice family dinner together.

Dear Hubby requested the Thai spread, so I obliged. It required a special trip to the Asian market for galangal and kaffir lime leaves. However, you can get the other ingredients from typical supermarkets. By the way, galangal looks like ginger, but does not taste or smell like ginger. It's hard to explain what it actually tastes like by itself. You just have to go get some and taste it firsthand.

I made Shrimp Pad Thai, Yellow Curry with Pork, Mango, and Bell Pepper, this soup, and jasmine rice. This batch of soup was very mild since my folks aren't big spicy/hot food eaters. I tossed one chili into the pot but left it whole so I wouldn't impart any heat. I left out the mushrooms because I don't do mushrooms.

Tom Kha Gai
Ingredients
1 can chicken stock
2 stems lemon gra…