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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Spicy Soup with Chicken meat and Banana Blossom [Tum-Yum-Kai-Hua-Phe] (ต้มยำไก่หัวปลี)

Spicy Soup with Chicken meat and Banana Blossom


1. Chicken meat, only hip part 1/2 kilogram

2. Banana blossom flowers, peeled for outer, taken young inside 2 pieces

3. Coconut milk 3 cups

4. Kaffir lime leaves (torn into oval shape) 8 leaves

5. Lemon grass beaten coarsely cut into 2 inches length 3 pieces

6. Black shrimp paste 2 1/2 tablespoons

7. Fish sauce 2 teaspoons

8. Lemon juice 1 piece

9. Green-Red chilies 10 pieces

10. Cilantro (for sprinkle)


1. Add 2 cup coconut milk into the pot over heat, put lemon grass, and heat until boiling.

2. Add chicken meat, until cooked, add banana blossom flowers, until boiling, add leftover coconut milk, season with black shrimp paste, fish sauce, lemon juice
3. Add chili, kaffir leave, until boiling, and remove, sprinkle with cilantro for serve.