The cold front is moving through town so I'm now doing soup. My nose is a bit sore from all the sneezing, though, so I'm opting for the mild and creamy and utterly not-spicy Tom Kha Gai instead of the usual Tom Yum soup. If the name sounds weird to you, it makes perfect sense in Thai:
Tôm = boiled
Kha = galangal
Gai = chicken
It is made with white meat, usually either chicken or shrimp. I like drumsticks...
Drumsticks take longer to cook, of course, so if you opt for shrimp or sliced chicken breast instead you would be happily munching on this creamy concoction while I'm still trying to coax the drumsticks to denature into something a little more repulsive to the last of the salmonella residing in its muscle tissues. The batch I cook in the clip is a bit larger than the spec... I'm a lazy cook. This batch has got to last me the whole week!