— Fabulous coconut soup

Thai food is internationally famous both for its taste and aesthetics. Whether hot chili spiced or bland, harmony between ingredients and tastes is the guiding principle behind each Thai food dish.

Thai cuisine is a rich fusion of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely and deliciously Thai.

Tom kha gai, literally “boiled galangal chicken,” is a popular Thai soup known for its intense galangal flavor and rich creamy coconut-infused broth. Galangal is a fibrous rhizome with a reddish-brown or pink color, related to ginger but with a different flavor. It has been described as “pungent,” “peppery,” and “floral.” Other standard ingredients in tom kha gai are lemongrass, garlic, chili peppers, kaffir lime leaves, mushrooms and fish sauce.

The essential ingredients for the flavor of tom kha gai are the coconut milk and galangal; without these it isn’t tom kha gai. Most commonly the soup is made with chicken, but many recipes offer the alternative of using fish or prawns in place of all or part of the chicken. Suggestions for vegetarian versions are also common, with tofu or mixed mushrooms taking the place of the chicken.

Making tom kha gai is straightforward. Chicken broth and lemon grass, kaffir lime leaves, and a touch of palm sugar are brought to a boil. Peeled galangal and birds-eye chilis, cut into thick slices, cook along with the other flavoring ingredients. The galangal and chilis are cut into chunky pieces because they are not intended to be eaten, just to add their flavor to the soup, and their large size makes them easy to avoid.

If you're tired of the scorching sun and want to enjoy the taste ofauthentic Thai cuisine - just come in Pattaya restaurant-brewery"BeerFest", where you will find an amazing interior, and this fabulouscoconut soup Tom Kha Kai.

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