Thai Tom Ka Gai

My Orange County readers may be familiar with this month’s Top Mom – she’s Anita of Mad Hungry Woman fame.

Anita is an international food writer who moved here from Hong Kong and writes dining reviews for the Orange County Register and her blog, Diary of a Mad Hungry Woman, AND is also is also the world’s 2nd most prolific Elite Yelper with over 3,500 reviews.

Even though Anita dines out more than your average person, she still cooks at home for her son, Seb – a budding gourmand himself, and her husband. Given her Chinese heritage she often cooks Asian dishes and posts photos on Facebook that prompt an immediate Pavlovian response: drooling, followed by getting in your car to drive to the nearest Asian noodle shop because you don’t cook ;-)

Anita swears that most of what she cooks is really easy and shares her Thai Tom Ka Gai soup with us.

16 Responses to “Thai Tom Ka Gai”

  1. 5 Star Foodie May 2 at 11:38 am #

    We love this soup and I would love to make it at home, thanks for sharing Anita’s recipe.

  2. Magic of Spice May 2 at 3:00 pm #

    I love the flavors here…nice recipe!
    Hi Anita, I have read a few of your OC restaurant adventures and found then quite enjoyable :)

  3. Pachecopatty May 2 at 7:00 pm #

    Wow, you had me at fish sauce and lime;-)
    This soup recipe is a keeper, thanks for sharing.

  4. Biren @ Roti n Rice May 2 at 7:21 pm #

    Looks and sounds delicious! These quick recipes are a life saver on busy weeknights.

  5. Angie's Recipes May 3 at 1:06 am #

    The soup looks so creamy and appetizing!

  6. Faith May 3 at 6:06 am #

    What a pretty soup and it sounds super delicious too! The little straw mushrooms are adorable…they always remind me of Disney’s Fantasia! :)

  7. Victoria @ Mission: Food May 4 at 9:33 am #

    Great recipe from Anita! Hope your trip is going great, Priscilla :)

  8. Anita May 4 at 5:37 pm #

    Thanks everyone.

    Magic of Spice: thank you so much for reading :)

  9. Pudding Pie Lane May 5 at 7:16 am #

    Is this like tom yam soup? I had that for the first time last summer and it was delicious. I want to try this!

  10. Lindsey@Lindselicious May 11 at 10:40 am #

    I never knew how easy this soup was! Thanks Priscilla for introducing us to Anita and for the great recipe!

  11. RavieNomNoms May 11 at 10:59 am #

    Look at that! I haven’t ever heard of this before, but it sure looks good and is beautiful to boot!

  12. Carolyn May 11 at 2:46 pm #

    This looks fabulous. Thanks for having Anita share it with us.

  13. Sandra's Easy Cooking May 12 at 6:59 am #

    Hello ladies!
    Thanks Priscilla for sharing this recipe, and introducing new blogger to me! Anita I love this soup and nice to meet you!!!

  14. Sara May 14 at 5:00 pm #

    Thanks Prisicilla for giving us this recipe! I love recipes with coconut milk but this one seems to be unbeatable!

  15. Kate@Diethood.com May 14 at 6:02 pm #

    I love coconut milk!!
    That is one delicious bowl of soup!

  16. Hester aka The Chef Doc May 15 at 9:20 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing this, Anita. The soup looks wonderful and easy to make!

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