This is great start for a soup that tastes much like Tom Ka Gai. As stated this is a mock version, without ingredients such as lemongrass or lime leaves. But, since you can get all of these ingredients at any grocery store, it's a good recipe to keep around. After I made this soup as directed, I tasted it. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for. I then added an extra Tbl of fish sauce, another 1/4 tsp of cayenne, and about a quarter cup sugar. I wanted more things to chew in the soup so I added sliced mushrooms and strips of sweet yellow onion. In each individual bowl I added the cilantro and green onion as directed. I also sprinkled extra cayenne on mine, I like it pretty spicy. I refrigerated the left over soup, and reheated it by the bowl the next day, it was much better the next day! The flavors had blended and the ginger had time to flavor the soup. Next time I make it I will either do it ahead or let it heat on the stove longer than the 10-15 minutes in this recipe. I gave it a four because made as the recipe says, it's just not quite right (for my taste) but it is a good base for you to start with and tweak to your taste.
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This is great start for a soup that tastes much like Tom Ka Gai. As stated this is a mock...