Sour chicken soup – Gaeng som gai

gaeng somToday my girlfriend presented me another delicious meal called gaeng som gai. Gaeng is often translated as “curry”, but gaeng in fact simply describes a soup-like dish. Gaeng can be very watery or more like a thick soup or even a paste. Gaeng som for instance are very watery and can include a variety of sour (som) ingredients such as green mango, sour tamarind, taling pling or the moringa beans. In our case, my girlfriend used simply a powder called phong gaeng som. Additionally she added lemongrass, tomatoes, Thai ginger or galangal, some kind of cabbage (phad gaad kaaw) and kafir lime leaves (magruud). Inside that soup she boiled some chicken legs.

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