This dish is one of the most popular dainties of the Thai cuisine – an unusual soup with coconut milk, chicken, seafood and sometimes even mushrooms.
To gain a little understanding of the names of Thai soups, here's a little help. The word "tom" literally means "to boil" – this is easy. Next is a word, specifying the composition of the dish - "yam", for example, is a Thai spicy salad, but "kha" means that the soup is cooked with coconut milk. Finally, the third word in the name of a dish may be its main ingredient, for example, "kai" - chicken.
Thus, Tom Kha Kai is a coconut soup with chicken. Thanks to the addition of coconut milk, the taste of the soup turns out very peculiar and unusual. Yet, it will be even more exotic if instead of chicken you order your Tom Kha with seafood.
Perhaps, this coconut soup together with Tom Yam and Som Tam are the "key" to the Thai cuisine, they represent the national flavor in full, and without them it is hardly possible to judge about authentic Thai cooking in general.
the average cost of a dish is 150 baht.
More things to do in Phuket
Ride the underwater bike
Rent the underwater bike and have the high-level adventure right on the other side of the ocean’s surface. 320026
Try the ruby dessert
This is a wonderful replacement for conventional ice cream — the dessert is served cold, and looks like a real handful of precious stones.6
Ride an elephant
Staying in touch with animals and taking a walk outside in the beautiful exotic nature of Thailand will give you a boost of energy like no other. 80010Phuchada Safari Park
Because of the short-term storage period you can try out the tasty and healthy sapodilla only in tropical countries — do not miss this chance! 406
Durian is considered to be a «king of fruits», but be prepared for the stark dissonance between its pleasant taste and terrible smell. 10018
Feed the Megabat
Find the flock of megabats and get the fruit snacks ready (their favorites are mango, papaya and avocado).FREE26
Know more things to do?
Share your ideas of what to do in Phuket with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!