Indulge in the harmonious blend of flavors with this comforting Thai Coconut Soup, known as Tom Kha. Rich coconut milk forms a velvety base for an ensemble of fragrant aromatics, including lemongrass, ginger, and kaffir lime leaves, infusing each spoonful with a tantalizing essence. This savory broth embraces tender mushrooms, vibrant tomatoes, and optional tofu, creating a delightful medley of textures. Balanced with a hint of spice from red chilies and the subtle tang of lime juice, this soup offers a symphony of taste sensations, culminating in a comforting and nourishing bowl perfect for a cozy meal.


  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised and cut into pieces
  • 3-4 slices galangal or ginger (about 1-2 inches)
  • 3-4 kaffir lime leaves, torn into pieces (optional)
  • 1-2 red chilies, sliced (adjust to taste)
  • 10-12 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, diced
  • 1 block (around 8 oz) firm tofu, cubed (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari (adjust to taste)
  • 1-2 tablespoons lime juice (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar or brown sugar (optional)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish (optional)


  1. In a pot, bring the vegetable broth to a gentle boil.
  2. Add the lemongrass, galangal or ginger, kaffir lime leaves (if using), and sliced red chilies. Let it simmer for about 5-10 minutes to infuse the flavors into the broth.
  3. Add the sliced mushrooms, diced tomato, and cubed tofu (if using) into the pot. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes until the mushrooms soften.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and stir gently. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Season the soup with soy sauce or tamari, lime juice, and coconut sugar or brown sugar (if using). Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preferences for a balance of saltiness, sourness, and sweetness.
  6. Remove the lemongrass, galangal or ginger slices, and kaffir lime leaves before serving.
  7. Ladle the Thai Coconut Soup into bowls and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro, if desired.
  • Calories: Around 250-300 calories
  • Total Fat: Approximately 20-25g
  • Saturated Fat: Around 15-20g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 10-15g
  • Dietary Fiber: Around 2-4g
  • Sugars: Approximately 4-6g
  • Protein: Around 5-8g