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Galangal

Galangal has a distinct flavor that combines bitter, sour, and spicy together. It adds a distinctive aroma and delicious taste to a wide range of Thai food, including tom kha soup, curry paste, and assorted vegetarian dishes such as Thai vegetarian soup. Galangal looks similar to ginger, and like ginger it grows underground (see photos below of galangal plants that we took at an organic garden in Thailand). Galangal reduces the fish smell in foods. The pictures directly below at left show both young, and old galangal. Young galangal is nice and white, with pinkish tips and plenty of oil for aroma and flavor. Young galangal, what we offer for shipping, is typically used for any recipes you might find served at Thai restaurants (tom kha, tom yum, etc). Old galangal might be underground for a year or more, is a darker color, is more woody, and often favored by the older generation of cooks who like it for the slightly different taste and strong aroma. Gourmet Magazine recommends our fresh galangal., so does Thomas Keller (French Laundry).

Galangal is also known throughout the world for it's wide range of medicinal effects, everything from reducing cancer in tests sponsored by western researchers, to being revered in Ayurvedic medicine. Galangal, mixed in a mortar and pestle with tamarind juice and salt is said to help mothers immediately after giving birth regulate their blood flow. It's used as a cure for general pain relief, as a quick remedy after heart attack, it stimulates digestion, even sea-sickness. Galangal boosts the immune system, treats flu, the common cold, and is a breath freshener.

Good quality fresh galangal will keeps for a few days in the fridge before it starts to change color and break down. For long-term storage, cut into 2 or 3 inch pieces, and freeze in a ziplock bag.

We ship fresh USA-grown galangal via Priority Mail, quick delivery within 2-3 days straight to your mailbox. They are packaged well and should be refrigerated promptly. Please Note: if you order only fresh produce, select "$0.00" as shipping charge at checkout (because the prices below include shipping). Occasional delays due to Mother Nature & harvest conditions. Call 888-618-8424 if you need a definite delivery date. If you order fresh galangal and any other non-fresh items, you must checkout with "UPS Ground" as the shipping method, and you will receive the other items separately. We also offer a Fresh Thai Produce Kit. We offer dried galangal, and galangal powder too.
fresh galangal
2 lb
$25.95 includes shipping
1 lb
$17.95 includes shipping
organic galangal galangal plant galangal root
old galangal, lesser galangal
We recommend fresh galangal in the following ImportFood.com Thai recipes:
Thai Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk, Tom Kha Gai
Gai Tom Kha Namsai, Rayong Style Tom Kha Soup
Miang Kham
Prawn Soup with Lemongrass, Tom Yum Goong
Northern Thai Sausage "Sai Oua"
Thai Pork Satay, "Moo Satay"
Northern Thai Pork Curry, "Gaeng Hanglay"
Spicy Dip for Thai Vegetables, "Namprik Ong"
Tom Kha Salmon, Prepared by the Prime Minister of Thailand
Thai Beef Flambe, "Neua Pad Kimao"
Tom Yum Style Stir-Fried Rice, "Khao Pad Tom Yum"
Beef Rendang (Indonesian)
Steamed Thai Dumplings, "Pun Sip Neung"
Thai Pork with Galangal, "Kha Moo"
Larb Woonsen in Spring Roll Wrapper
And a lot more from our Recipe Collection!
Try Galangal in our Tom Kha Kit. Extraordinary Value.
Coconut milk chicken soup "Tom Kha Gai" is one of our favorite Thai soups, and it's been a favorite of our customers for years. Here we're offering everything you need to make several large servings of the best fresh home-made authentic Tom Kha. A thoughtful mix of fresh Thai herbs with all ingredients. Expedited to your door via 2 day shipping to ensure fresh delivery (upgraded at no charge). You'll also be able to make other Thai recipes. This is a great value and will have you cooking healthy Tom Kha soup right away. Checkout with regular shipping and we'll upgrade it to expedited 2 day at no extra charge.
3 stalks fresh lemongrass 1 large (8 oz) fresh galangal
20 fresh kaffir lime leaves 1 fish sauce 10 oz
3 cans coconut milk 14 oz (large) 1 whole dried Thai chiles
3 oz fresh Thai chiles 3 fresh limes
Tom Kha Kit. $27.95
Tom Kha Kit with 5 lb Jasmine Rice. $33.95
NEW: Amazing Elephant brand "Tom Kha" Soup -- It's All In The Pouch. After years of development and investing in America, we are happy to introduce this. Ready-to-eat, premium quality, authentic and delicious Tom Kha soup made in small batches using the highest quality ingredients. Amazing Elephant brand puts everything in the pouch and cooks it to perfection.
Even If You Are New to Tom Kha, You Will Love This Soup! We Now Offer a MILD Style For Those Who Prefer It.
To heat, simply put the pouch in boiling water for 3 minutes then open and serve alone or over rice. You can also microwave it for 90 seconds. It's all inside, so you don't need to add a thing.

This all-natural, gluten-free, preservative-free soup is precooked in a modern BPA-free pouch that's shelf stable for two years but tastes like it was just made fresh in a Thai grandmother's kitchen. Premium ingredients and sophisticated preparation ensure that this rivals anything a Thai restaurant serves.

We offer two versions:

1. Tom Kha Smoked Salmon: Tom Kha served with smoked Alaskan wild salmon is a combination made in heaven. If you're familiar with Tom Kha chicken, you must try it with smoked salmon. It's "Out of This World" delicious. Each pouch contains a generous 2 oz portion of smoked salmon.

Ingredients: coconut milk, smoked Sockeye or Coho salmon (Sockeye or Coho salmon, salt, natural alder smoke), water, lime juice, fish sauce (anchovies, salt, sugar), cane sugar, galangal, carrots, celery, Thai chili peppers, onions, lemongrass, kaffir lime, shallots, tapioca starch, garlic, dried chiles, kaffir lime leaf powder.

2. Tom Kha (no meat). If you like Tom Kha over rice, or with chicken or shrimp, here's a large (9 oz) serving. Simply heat and serve alone or add meat of your choice. Also very good with fresh mushrooms.

Ingredients: coconut milk, water, lime juice, fish sauce (anchovies, salt, sugar), cane sugar, galangal, carrots, celery, Thai chili peppers, onions, lemongrass, Kaffir lime, shallots, tapioca starch, garlic, dried chiles, Kaffir lime leaf powder.

Contains: Fish (anchovy), Tree Nuts (coconut)

Tom Kha (no meat), 9 oz Pouch
$3.89. This has nice rich chili spice.
MILD Tom Kha (no meat), 9 oz Pouch
$3.89. This has mild chili spice.
Tom Kha Smoked Salmon, 9 oz Pouch
$5.49. This has nice rich chili spice.
MILD Tom Kha Smoked Salmon, 9 oz Pouch
$5.49. This has mild chili spice.
The delicious result served over rice
The Recipe. For this particular finished product, we're not sharing the recipe (it took years to perfect); but there is no question that it tastes authentic, otherwise we woudn't do it. Our soup rivals anything made from scratch in any famous Thai restaurant (it's *that* good) and simply blows away the existing competition from the likes of Lobo or Por Kwan in their premade Tom Kha instant mixes -- there is no comparison. Once you've tasted this, you may not order Tom Kha at a restaurant again. Here is a good recipe for tom kha if you really do want to make it at home from scratch.

For 15 years we've specialized in demonstrating truly authentic Thai recipes, with Tom Kha being one of our website's most popular, for good reason. The combination of coconut milk, galangal, lemongrass, lime juice and chile peppers creates a sensational flavor that somehow transcends taste preferences around the world. Everyone, everywhere, it seems, loves the flavor of Tom Kha.

Premium Ingredients, Sophisticated Technology, Artisan "Small Batch" Method. We're passionate about delivering a premium product, and confident that after years of experience dealing with the finest growers and purveyors, nobody can do it better. Our process involves preparing relatively small batches. The founder of ImportFood.com literally chooses every fresh ingredient that goes into each batch, and is in the facility personally watching every step of the process.

Everything is Fresh -- None of the Ingredients Have Been Frozen.

Galangal. The galangal we use is sourced from Hawaii, chosen at the perfect stage to ensure excellent taste and aroma. It comes out of the ground and into our facility within 3 days. We slice the fresh roots by hand just minutes before it goes into the soup. It would be nearly impossible for anyone to make this soup with a fresher galangal.

Lime Juice. We carefully select the best fresh limes from a wholesale market in Seattle and squeeze the limes on location. No prepackaged lime juice--just the real thing, fresh-squeezed. This is very time-consuming but we wouldn't have it any other way. One of the highlights of our soup is the rich taste of fresh lime.

Chiles and Lemongrass. We use the perfect mix of fresh red Thai chiles and lemongrass sourced from the market in Southern California. Every stalk and every chile is selected with our own eyes and cut by hand the same day our soup is made.

Garlic and Shallots. We use the highest quality fresh shallots, which come from a small farm in Washington State, and our garlic is a special variety grown in Oregon.

Coconut Milk. We use ONLY fresh-pack, all-natural, preservative-free, 100% pure coconut milk. As a direct importer from Thailand for many years, we've established ourselves with what we believe is the best producer of all-natural coconut milk. You are getting the "best of the best" in our soup.

Fish Sauce. We use only Tra Chang Gold Label premium fish sauce.

Why is it in a Pouch? This is no ordinary pouch--it's the highest quality pouch available anywhere in the world. The pouch is modern, BPA free, simple to use, relatively inexpensive, and far easier on the environment than cans. Our soup is cooked entirely in the pouch in a modern facility using high heat and a relatively long cooking time, under high pressure. The final result is not just a superb product, but one that is shelf-stable for two years. Store the pouch at room temperature, no refrigeration required.
The Wild-Caught, Alaska Smoked Salmon.

Inside every pouch is a generous handful (2 oz net weight) of premium wild Alaskan smoked salmon.

Our salmon is soaked in our own simple, natural brine formula then put into a modern smoker, burning real hardwood.

After it comes out of the smoker, we hand-cut it into chunks perfect for the Tom Kha. The freshly-prepared salmon is then added to the pouch and sealed up.

Sockeye salmon is a quality, lean, healthy fish that comes at a relatively high price, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

The combination of flavors here is not just irresistible to your tastebuds; served over steamed rice, this soup is one heck of a meal, offering plenty of healthy calories to carry you through the day.

MADE IN THE USA. There's no need to wonder where your food comes from with our soup. This product is produced under the watchful eye of American regulatory authorities who set strict guidelines on food manufacturing. Our soup has already gone through a rigorous analysis, the process has been approved, and everything has been registered with the US FDA.

Rest assured that you're also supporting American jobs. This soup is packed in the great Pacific Northwest in a new facility that rose from nothing and is now creating jobs for hard-working people. We're doing our part to not just support the local manufacturing economy, but also American farmers & fishermen.

As business grows, employment is expanding and some workers are getting plenty of overtime: wage income that spreads throughout the community. Furthermore, when it comes to sales, ImportFood.com is an experienced global trader, so your support of this product will help us to create export markets--thus expanding American production.

Why Is The Price So Low? Compare the price of our pouches to the salty, msg-laden Tom Kha spice pastes from Thailand that require you to add your own coconut milk & other ingredients. Our product tastes far better and generally costs less. Also, the retail price of 9 oz all natural cocont milk is close to what we're charging for the entire pouch of finished soup. Assembling all of the ingredients in your own kitchen to make Tom Kha from scratch would likely cost more. The explanation is that we import the coconut milk directly, and we deal directly with growers, all of this keeps cost down. Also, we have our own retail store (ImportFood.com) AND we manufacture the soup ourselves, so we can sell it directly to you for near our production cost. You get a great deal, and we enjoy delivering a superior product.
REVIEWS
Deborah, Cookeville TN. "Thank you for making the Amazing Elephant brand. (I do love your cute logo.) And for making the delicious Tom Kha (with and without salmon). I enjoyed it very much and the amount of high quality salmon really is generous and just right. I appreciate having this high quality product without stuff I don't want to consume ready to go for those times when my sweetie wants something quick and easy. If possible down the road, is it possible to consider even less packaging? I was hoping the boil in pouch would be it. Anyway, I appreciate these items and you. And I have always been happy with every order I have ever made with Import Foods."
Gretchen, Nantucket MA. "We recently order your Tom Kha soup...incredible in a word...We will get another order together soon. Thanks again."
Andrew, Apex NC. "I loved the soup. The flavor is very fresh. My personal preference is a little saltier, so I added a bit of fish sauce and it was perfect. I will try the salmon one next time I place an order."
John Thorne, Northampton MA (author of "Simple Cooking" and outlawcook.com). "My wife and I enjoyed the Tom Kha soup very much. We thought that it had a pleasing complexity and nicely balanced heat. My wife was concerned that the coconut ingredients would make the soup too sweet (as is sometimes the case), but, again, the balance was just right. We added shrimp the first time we had it, which was wonderful, but we also think it would be good with a white-fleshed fish, like tilapia or catfish. To be honest, my taste buds don't connect with the idea of having salmon in it, and I'm very glad you offer the choice to purchase it without. The bottom line is that we were impressed with the authentic flavors (and the lack of dubious enhancers, preservatives, etc.) and the very fair price. We will certainly buy it again!"
Vince and Jean, Sanford NC. "Well, we tried the Tom Kha for lunch today. I added some cooked shrimp to some rice and poured the soup mix over it after heating it in boiling water as directed. My wife and I are new to thai food and we are not big on really spicy stuff. I have made several recipes from your web site and I usually tone down the heat several notices. This had way too much thai chile for us. I am afraid though that we did not care for the flavor of the Tom Kha either. We looked at the ingredients and our guess is it might be the kaffir lime that gave it a bit of a bitter taste we did not like. Sorry. We really have liked some of the recipes on your web site, and we are using several pieces of equipment we purchased from you, and some ingredients with satisfaction. This one is a thumbs down for us though. "
Marius, Originally From Romania (now in Seattle). "I tried and I liked it. It wasn't super spicy. My son loved it as well."
Carrie, Wrangell AK. "I received my order today and first thing we had the Tom Kha soup for lunch. It is perfect, perfect, perfect! Don't change a thing, it's soooo good! I plan to order a box of this!! So please stock up! Thank you!"
Joe, New Castle PA. "I purchased 2 each of the Tom Kha and Tom Kha with smoked wild salmon. I arrived home from business travel on Friday and tried one of the Tom Kha with salmon, poured it over some jasmine rice. It was absolutely delicious! I thought I was back at the Bangkok House in Ft. Walton Beach (one of my favorite restaurants). I warmed it using the boiling water method according to the your instructions. Very easy to prepare. I will be purchasing more and recommending it to anyone who will listen! Heck, I may use them as gifts too! You've hit a homerun with this product, congratulations."
Stu, Nevada City CA. "Just enjoyed the salmon Tom Kha tonight.  I would agree with others that the taste, spiciness, and salmon quantity per volume is just right.  For the price, with shipping, it is slightly overvalued at over $10 for two servings. Perhaps with volume sales, either the price can be brought down or serving amount increased per pouch.  Sorry that this product wasn't around for my many past backpacking trips in the high Sierras!  Cheers!"
Jim, Washington DC. "Your new Amazing Elephant brand is off to a very good start. The Tom Kha is more than just good, it's fantastic. I have been a professional caterer in New York, so I know my way around a kitchen. I'm now a retired DC 'cave-dweller' and having a resource like your soup to build on (think chicken tenders with rice stick noodles) is a very welcome asset. Best of luck."
Roy, Marysville WA. "I had the wild smoked salmon Tom Kha soup last night for dinner...I truly have to say it was one of the BEST Tom Kha soups I have ever had and I have had many versions at a lot of restaurants which were very good...but this flavor just blew me away...and the heat was just PERFECT...Im so glad I ordered some of this and will definitely order more....simply incredible!"
Warren, Lexington SC. "I tried the Tom Kha soup mix for the first time and thought that it was terrific. I used the plain soup mix (heated in the microwave) and added onion, garlic, mushrooms, and steamed shrimp. I ate the soup over Jasmine rice, and it made for a very good and healthful meal. The only seasoning I added was a little basil. The vacuum pack was easy to use and store. I was pleased to see that the expiration date was well into the future.

The only drawback that I can see is that it is quite spicy. I was planning to share some with my mother who loves shrimp, but I'm afraid that it would be too spicy for her tastes. As Thai restaurants offer mild options, it would be great to have a mild version for those who may prefer it. Just some feedback, but it was perfect for me.

Great work, and it truly is equal to or better than I've had in restaurants. Hope it takes off, and that you will continue to offer it. I look forward to trying the smoked salmon version."

Hakan, Gothenburg Sweden. "I have tasted my first portion of your soup. Positive: It taste very well, it's creamy and smells good. Very easy to prepare. Package easy to handle. Negative: A little bit too spicy to be able to appeal to most farangs who are not used to very spicy soup. The chili taste took over and dominated the flavour a bit too much. Would I enjoy eat it again? YES I would!"
David, Brooklyn NY. "I tried the soup tonight, very good with noodles."
Kelly, Bend OR. "The new smoked salmon Tom Kha soup is great! I was surprised at how much salmon was in each serving and how fresh it tasted. Someone could have served me this and told me they just made it from scratch and I wouldn't have been able to tell. My only suggestion is to offer it in a larger, family size (if possible). Now all I need to do is order more..."
Katherine, West Tisbury MA. "I ordered both the regular and the salmon Tom Kha soup. I really liked the regular one and added cooked chicken thigh to it. I didn't like the salmon one as much because the salmon seemed overcooked. It may have to do with the type of salmon. I added more chicken and some extra hot sauce. I'm going to try adding a bit of fresh seafood (shrimp or salmon or scallops) to the salmon one. The soups were easy to heat up in the microwave and made a nice lunch. Thank you!"
Mike, Originally from South Africa (now in San Diego). "We enjoyed your soup over rice today. I thought the flavors were very tasty and certainly not too spicy for me. Even over rice I thought it needed a bit more "body"!! I am not sure if lentils are used in Thai cuisine but that came to mind. Congratulations."
Heather, Lakewood CO. This soup is absolutely amazing. It has all the flavors I've come to expect from Tom Kha soup-sour lime, smooth coconut, spicy!! (love how spicy it is...not too much, but its definitely there as a main player!), and the complex and multi-layered spices. I also LOVE the packaging and how simple it is to heat up and serve. This is by far and away the best pre-prepared food product I've ever eaten (and believe me, I've eaten a lot). It's great by itself, but I imagine adding your own protein and some fresh veggies, it would easily be a filling meal, and there's easily enough flavor in the soup to stand up to additions. I must say, I have eaten at many Thai restaurants, some very authentic, and never had a Tom Kha soup that tasted this good.

You guys have put the taste of Thailand in a bag and made it easily accessible & inexpensive for everyone. Well done. My only request would be to make it in quantity, like "wine in a box," so all I have to do is decant some every evening into a bowl! :) Thanks for sharing this delicious product with the world! If you decided to make Pad Thai in a vacuum-sealed pouch, please let me know. I'll be the first to order.

Wick, Eads TN. I have now enjoyed two servings of the new Tom Kha soup. One just out of the packet, the other meal I added some chicken. I think it is excellent! Just the right size portion. I also believe the soup is just spicy enough without being too hot. Just right for my tastes. Very nice product and I'll reorder when I run out. My initial order of ten packs won't last long!
Jody, Suquamish WA. Excellent soup! Perfect blend of spice, coconut milk and other ingredients. Thanks!
Rudy, FL. I recently ordered and tried the new Tom Kha elephant brand soup. I found it to be very good with a nice spicey touch. The only negative for me is the price. $3.89 plus shipping for a plain soup without meat or shrimp seems to me to be too high!
Emily, Kittery ME. Tom Kha has been my ultimate comfort food for decades now -- it's what I crave whenever I've had a bad day or I'm coming down with a cold. I used to live in Seattle, where I had my choice of restaurants to get it from, and I got particular about how it ought to taste. Now that I live in rural New England, I'm very glad to have ImportFood. We have been ordering the Lobo brand paste and had been satisfied with it, but of course I had to try your new Elephant brand pouches. Please understand I mean this as high praise: This is NOT comfort food, this is amazing food! This is food that makes my eyes go wide and a big grin spread over my face! Your pouch contains soup that is much.... *more* than what I expected, I'm guessing primarily because of the kaffir lime. It wakes me up instead of lulling me. I don't remember ever getting anything this good from a restaurant (though it's been a while, so maybe I've just forgotten). I'll probably keep a few packets of the Lobo paste in the cupboard for those days when a little nostalgia is what I need more than deliciousness, but Elephant Brand is clearly superior for regular eating. I'm so happy, by the way, that you sell a version without meat -- I'm not a vegetarian but I like my Tom Kha best with tofu. You have my sincere thanks for creating something wonderful.
Jeff, Bloomington IN. Thanks for the note with my order that came last week. I want you to know that I really appreciate how you do business. I had my first batch of the Amazing Elephant Tom Kha. I did it up with some king oyster mushrooms and gulf shrimp and thought it was delicious and had a very nice consistency. The soup was slightly bitter. I added about half a tsp of sugar and to my taste it was perfect. Regarding supplying the restaurant, we make all our soups from scratch (and I’ve got some mean cooks). I’m also thinking that shipping soup may be a challenging strategy due to the water weight. Keep up the great work.
Tim, Boston MA. I just had my first pouch. It was sublime. I added some mushrooms and chicken. Unbelievably good. Spicey and tart without being sweet. This is total home run!!
Keith, Melbourne FL. Much, much too spicy hot!  But after a lot of diluting, it was good.
Scott, The Dalles OR. The Tom Kha soup was delicious.  I wished it were spicier.  Perhaps you might have some suggestions on how the consumer can do that.
I loved it, though.  I had a frozen chicken breast that I sliced up and added to it. Thank you so much.
Sarah, Evansville IN. We loved the Tom Kha soup! We mixed the two - one with salmon, one without - and it was plenty of meat for both of us. Very delicious balance of flavors.
Jeffrey, Charleston SC. I was serving two, so I mixed the tom kha pouch with the red curry soup can, because they both had coconut milk.  Very excellent.  will order again.
Douglas, Billings MT. This is my second order of the Salmon Tom Kha, this Tom Kha is fantastic.  This will definitely be a staple in the pantry.
Joan, Netarts OR. My brother highly recommended your new Tom Kha soup. We loved it. I microwaved the pouch (what could be easier?) and added some large shrimp and mushrooms I had lightly sauteed. Flavor, spice, texture were perfect. I even gave one of the pouches to a friend who loves cooking Thai food but I don't know if she's tried it yet. My biggest regret is not ordering the Salmon Tom Kha (I tried some during a recent visit with my brother), which I also thought was delicious. I've told several Thai food enthusiasts here in Netarts about your products and we're thinking of placing a large order in the future. We'll be out of the country in the next three weeks, but when we return we will definitely be placing another order.
Jim, Renton WA. Debbie and I had your Tom Kha tonight. The spice was just right. Not too spicy or sour....Just right. The version we had was the "fish" version over rice. FANTASTIC!!
Georgia, Grayslake IL. I first had Tom Kha soup at a local Thai restaurant, my husband and I were hooked. After having it out several times, I tried my hand at making it from scratch (which is how I found your website). I didn't want to drive all over searching for Keffir lime leaves, fresh galangal, lemongrass, etc. Last fall I ordered the Tom Kha kit from you and served this soup at a dinner party for 10. Needless to say it was a tremendous hit!

Then last month your newsletter announced a packaged soup, I just had to try it so I ordered six packages. I prepared two of the servings for my husband and I, adding shrimp and we savored every drop. It was as good as any soup from restaurants. It is perfect for one or two servings. Thank you very much, I will be ordering again in the near future.

Joel, Austin TX. I really enjoyed the Smoked Salmon Tom Kha. I enjoy spicy foods and thought the spice level on the medium was nice...I would order a "hot" or "spicy" variety if it was offered. I was particularly impressed with the quality and the amount of smoked salmon in the soup. Overall, I thought this was an exceptional product and it made a great meal over steamed jasmine rice.

On the other hand, I was not as impressed with the plain Tom Kha. While it was still an overall quality product, I thought the flavor was slightly too sour for my taste. I was also put off by the amount of sodium in the plain variety compared to the smoked salmon.

I will try adding chicken, mushrooms or shrimp to the plain variety and send an email update if this helps to balance the flavor.

Donald, Modesto CA. Just enjoyed a serving of your new Tom Kha with wild salmon and mild chili spice soup. It was wonderful. Cooked it in the microwave for 4 minutes and served. We're both very impressed with the taste and quality. Only suggestion is that our household microwave is a smaller size and we had to work with the top of the package to get it to stand up and turn. You might consider making the package about 1/2" shorter for these smaller microwaves. Thanks again for the great product and fast delivery services.
Brent, Bella Vista AR. Just wanted to let you know that Jan and I absolutely love your new Amazing Elephant Tom Kha Soup. I've had many versions of Tom Kha, some watery thin, others way too thick, but your version, I think, is the perfect consistency. The flavor is so good I close my eyes and I'm right back in Thailand...I wish! The packaging is simple and the preparation couldn't be easier.

I've seen some comments about the spiciness and each to his own, I guess, but I've found it to be just the right amount. I, generally, like it spicy but Jan prefers a much milder heat and she thinks that it's just fine as is, loves it. I see that you are now offering a mild version, which I understand, just never stop making the original for the rest of us, thank you.

We had a small family gathering at our house recently and my sister from Wisconsin made me send two packages home with her on the airline. I'm running out fast and I ordered a dozen!

Congratulations on your great new product. I know you have your heart and sole in it and I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Pat, Galloway NJ. We ate the soup with the salmon first and LOVED it, though the smoked part was strong, and I sat with a glass of ice water nearby. These soups shoul be definitely be winners! Thanks so much for your continued excellent service.
Barbara, St Louis MO. I am enjoying my Tom Kha soup as I write this review. I heated the soup in the microwave for 2.5 minutes. I appreciate the easy prep with zero cleanup. I added a very small amount of cooked dark-meat chicken. I garnished with three torn leaves of your Thai basil which I had stored in the freezer (wrapped in a paper towel an placed in a zip lock bag). I sure hope that wasn't a Thai cooking mistake! I did not have any fresh cilantro. And, I served my soup over jasmine rice as a complete meal in a bowl. The aroma was fabulous. It made it very difficult to wait until it cooled sufficiently to dig in! This is a brand new dish for me so I have no means to compare your Tom Kha to any other. I cannot imagine any better. The heat level for me is about a 2.5 on a 5 point scale. The bite is on the very tip of my tongue. I enjoy the mildly sweet taste of the coconut mixed with the salty flavors. The whole dish seems so simple and yet is so satisfying. Thank you so much for offering this product. It is a definite re-purchase for me.
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