Thai Coconut Soup

This traditional and tasty Thai soup is great for coconuts lovers. You can prepare it at your home very easily, according to your preferences.


  • 1 small bunch of coriander
  • 6 spring onions
  • 400 ml (14fl oz/ 1 ¾ cups) chicken stock
  • 2.5cm(1 in) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 stalks lemon grass, chopped
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 fresh red chilli, cored, seeded and chopped
  • 400g (14 oz) can coconut milk
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon thai fish sauce
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish
  • Coriander leaves, to garnish

Thai Coconut Soup


  1. Separate coriander stalks from leaves. Coarsely chop stalks and finely chop leaves. Chop half spring onions. Put chicken stock into a large saucepan. Add coriander stalks, chopped spring onions, ginger, garlic, lemon,grass, lime leaves and chilli. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 30 minutes. Pass soup through a sieve into a clean pan. Add coconut milk, lime juice and fish sauce.

  2. Diagonally slice remaining spring onions and add to pan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Stir in chipped coriander leaves, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.