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Vegan Tom Kha

Vegan Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup)

  • Author: Veggie Anh
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


A satisfying sweet and spicy Thai-inspired soup made from creamy coconut milk and flavorful aromatics. It's like a comforting hug on colder days!


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  • 2 stalks lemongrass
  • 1 piece of galangal
  • 6 lime leaves
  • 2 Thai red chili



  1. Cut the lemongrass into chunks, and lightly smash them to release the flavors.
  2. Thinly slice the galangal, and Thai red chili. Cut the mushrooms and carrots into equal sized pieces.
  3. In a pot or shallow pan, add oil, then the lemongrass chunks, galangal and Thai red chili. Stir fry for a few minutes until fragrant.
  4. Add the water and coconut milk. Shred the kaffir lime leaves and add to the soup.
  5. Bring to a boil, then add in the chopped carrots and mushrooms. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the seasonings (soy sauce, sugar, and salt to taste) and the fried tofu pieces. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat, then add the chopped cilantro and lime juice. Mix well and enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: vegan tom kha, thai coconut soup, galagal, lemongrass

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