Originally Posted by CharlieD
Where can one buy kaffir lime? I never looked for, never had a need for it. But we were in Thai restaurant and we had some soup, my wife loved it. Now I have to make some. Also, what is galangal, that is mentioned in the original post?
Also, can some of you guys/gals explain a bit more about this soup, please. 8 minutes doesn't sound enough for cooking chicken breast.
kaffir lime leaves can be found fresh or dried in most larger asian food store or any specializing in SE asian food
i get the fresh and freeze what i do not use in a few days
galangal is a cousin to ginger generally abit smaller, hells lot bitter and has a resinous almost piney smell and taste most flavourful of ginger rhizome triumvirate (tumeric being the other and that one is much smaller and flesh is yellow, doh!)
cook the chicken seperate as they do it in thai restaurants
no matter what any recipe says if chicken is not done cook it more
if you have other questions, either google tom khaa gai or PM me