Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively bland, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. Characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked. Dishes can be refined and adjusted to suit all palates.
This is a soup that makes frequent appearances on our dinner menu, especially around this time of year. In fact, it was one of the first recipes that I posted when I started this blog almost three years ago. As I’ve done with each blog anniversary, I thought it’d be nice to go back and revisit one or two of my favorite recipes over the next week or so, sharing what I’ve learned about that recipe since starting this blog… We’ll start with my version of the Thai coconut milk soup known as tom kha gai, three years in the making!