Button Mushroom Tom Kha Gai


    January 3, 2020

    A velvety coconut broth, this dish is filled with sumptuous flavours. With lemongrass, kaffir lime undertones, shallots and chillies also diced and sprinkled in, this dish is packed with powerful and wonderful flavours.

    • Prep: 5 mins
    • Cook: 10 mins
    • Yields: Serves 4


    6 large or 12 small chestnut mushrooms, sliced

    Thumb sized piece of galangal or ginger, finely sliced

    2 sticks of lemongrass, bruised and sliced into 3cm pieces

    6 kaffir lime leaves, chopped

    1 shallot, finely sliced

    3 red chillies, finely sliced

    2 tins of 440ml coconut milk

    2 medium tomatoes, chopped

    1 lime, juice and zest

    Dash of vegan fish sauce

    Pinch of salt and pepper

    To serve

    Bunch of coriander, chopped

    200g cooked rice noodle


    1Place the galangal (or ginger), lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, shallot and chillies into a saucepan along with the coconut milk and heat slowly, gently stirring occasionally.

    2Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the mushrooms and bring just below the boil.

    3Cook for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, the lime juice and fish sauce.

    4Add the chopped coriander and lime zest and serve straight away with the noodles and extra lime wedges and chilli slices on the side.


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