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Thai Vegetable Soup, 'Kaeng Liang'

Thai Vegetable Soup, 'Kaeng Liang'

As opposed to tom jabchai, this *is* a vegetarian dish. Though normally included in Thailand, the curry paste and chili beans in oil can be considered optional for those who are looking for something with a little less heat. You can use any vegtables available, but typically in Thailand it would be made from a gourd. If one of the gourds is used it is cut into bite sized chunks first. We now offer an instant kaeng liang mix.


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Method for Thai Vegetable Soup, 'Kaeng Liang'

In a mortar and pestle or food processor, grind the spice mixture ingredients to a smooth paste. Bring the stock to a boil and add the spice mixture, curry paste, and chili paste in oil, and stir until thoroughly mixed. When it is again boiling, and mixed, stir in the fish sauce. Add the vegetables and basil, stir until cooked. The vegetables should be minimally cooked.

Taste and adjust the saltiness by adding more fish sauce if required. Many people especially love this dish if it's seasoned with fish powder with chile.


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  • Rapunzal

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    mmm I'm cinrvag Tom Yum Gong in this cold weather. Any advice for where to find the spices for the sleeping bags? And what does galangal look like? I don't remember this one from my Blue Elephant cooking school

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Vegetarian with dried shrimp & fish paste?

  • Anonymous

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    The soup is a vegetable soup with a shrimp paste base. Not vegetarian. Merely tasty! Also, if you are craving Tom Yum, I would order tom yum paste online. It's a lot easier than trying to make it by scratch.


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