The recipe above is great, and it's called Tom Kha Gai
in Thai, and it's both my father's favorite (a thai man) and my husband's favorite (an american man), so you know its good when both cultures love it. My dad actually taught me how to make it.
It's a dish from central Thailand, and usually I have a hard time finding galangal, so I just use the pre-made Tom Kha Paste from Lobo...
I also like to add about a tablespoon of Lime Juice that makes this soup a perfect blend of spicy, sweet, and sour.