A brand new item for Epicure from the 2021 catalogue is the Thai coconut soup.
I’m Lao (from Laos) a country that is landlocked in South-East Asia between Thailand and Vietnam. Our food is very similar to Thai so when I see anything Thai I get nervous like please don’t suck! This one is a blend of coconut and lime with notes of ginger and tamarind. You can make it with shrimp or chicken.
I can say this one is a good easy and delicious soup. It is non-GMO, kosher, low sodium, gluten-free and nut-free.
Like all my reviews where the food is from Laos/Thailand it’s never as good as my moms. But if you need a quick soup it definitely does the trick. When you don’t have time to make it for scratch I would recommend it.
As most of you know from my previous review I’m Lao (from Laos) and the food is like Thai. So I phoned my parents to ask how to make it and they had no idea what I was talking about.
P.S. My parents are fluent in Thai, Lao and English so pretend you are listening to this and we are talking three languages at once here since I talk to my parents in Lao /English and today attempting my horrible Thai.
Me- How do I make Thai coconut soup.
Mom and dad – “Thai coconut soup? What is that? Sounds made up”
Me trying to say it Thai “Tom Kha Gai “DAD – Ah ya, what are you saying kid
ME YELLING – TOM KHA GAIII
Mom – I don’t know what you are talking about.
I find what it is called in Thai and send it to them. ต้มข่าไก่
They hang up because they need to look at the phone and say it I Lao to me Tom Kha Gaii and when they say it back to me I’m like oh this is awful, they are trying to just say it “boiled chicken soup”
So dad says okay talk to your mom
And here are her instructions.
Throw your lemongrass, ginger and garlic together and cook it. Then add your coconut milk and water it down because it’s too thick. Throw in your chicken and cook it.then add in hot peppers. But if the kids are eating maybe only add in one hot pepper. Then taste it and add fish sauce, sugar to taste. If it taste funny add more fish sauce and keep going until it tastes right.
Me – What about your vegetables? The package says some vegetables?
Mom- Throw in a potato.me- What kind of potato ?
Mom – sweet potato or regular potato.Me – the package shows the mushroom
Mom and Dad in the background – no mushroom that’s strange
Mom –you could throw in other vegetables if you need to use it up.
I added cilantro and lime at the end, always do it the very end , too early it would change the taste and be bitter
.And that’s how I made dinner. I didn’t do the lemongrass, ginger, and garlic because the Epicure seasoning replaces it.
If you need another meal idea here is an idea! Thai Coconut Chicken