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If you crave tangy, comforting tom kha gai, or Thai coconut chicken soup as regularly as we do, don't hesitate to make it at home. It's about as easy as making good old-fashioned chicken soup. Round up some fish sauce, coconut milk and ginger root and you're well on your way.

If you’ve never worked with lemongrass, easily found at any Asian grocery store, this is a great place to start. Simply cut a stalk into several long pieces, whack it as hard as you can with the back of a heavy knife or meat tenderizer to release the flavorful aromatic oils, and you’re ready to go. While you’re at it, give the ginger root or galangal the same treatment.

If you crave tangy, comforting tom kha gai, or Thai coconut chicken soup as regularly as we do, don’t hesitate to make it at home. It’s about as easy as making good old-fashioned chicken soupRound up some fish sauce, coconut milk and ginger root and you’re well on your way.