Week 49: Thai Soups

11 Dec

We have the most fabulous Thai restaurant, Lemon Thai, down the street from our house and we often go there when we’re craving Thai or are too lazy to make dinner. Most of the time I get pad thai or yellow curry and we sometimes share the veggie puff or fresh roll appetizers. My friend LeeMarie (of the awesomely random Secretary of Shenanigans) told me that she eats their hot and sour soup when she has a cold because the spiciness clears her sinuses right up. So the other day, when I felt a cold coming on, Andrew and I headed to Lemon Thai to ward it off.

Andrew got the Tom Yum (hot and sour soup):

And I got the Tom Kha (coconut soup):

Tom yum is a pretty popular Thai soup. The broth is spiced with chili, lemongrass, mushroom, and lime juice and then they add tons of veggies and sometimes chicken or tofu. Tom kha is coconut soup spiced with galangal, lime juice, and lemongrass. This soup also has tons of vegetables and will oftentimes also include chicken or tofu.

Andrew’s tom yum was way better than my tom kha. I was nervous to order the hot and sour soup myself because I was afraid it would be spicy, but it wasn’t too bad. The coconut soup was good, but the broth was so sweet. Maybe I should have expected the sweetness, with a coconut soup, but I wasn’t in the mood for sweet and I ended up eating most of Andrew’s soup instead. (We got pad thai too, so he ate most of that when I stole his soup.)

I’m glad LeeMarie told me the wonders of the hot and sour soup because although I’m not sure if it actually wards off colds, it is pretty delicious and I’ll definitely be ordering it again.

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One Response to “Week 49: Thai Soups”

  1. Secretary of Shenanigans December 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    I am a terrible friend for not commenting on this yet!!!!!!!!!!! The whole thing warmed my soul. Let’s make a date to eat spicy thai soup together soon 🙂

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