Soup is a traditional comfort food. When you are desirous of comfort food you don't have to stick with traditional soup. Those that are unable to eat gluten dishes may think that soup is off the menu. That is not true when you dine at a Thai restaurant. You can branch out and enjoy the flavors and textures that come from Thai soup at your local restaurants while still following your diet. Try these Thai soups for comforting, exotic, and healthy flavors.
Thai Tom Yum
This soup is made with a clear broth and lots of herbs. It is known for its hot and sour flavor. The crushed chili peppers provide the spice and the sour flavor is created with a combination of lime juice, fish sauce, and lemongrass. Coconut milk provides a soothing base so that neither the spicy or sour flavors overpower your taste buds.
Shrimp is generally the main protein in this soup, but you may find variations with squid, prawns, clams and pieces of fish. Onions and straw mushrooms are usually added to this soup. If you are trying to make this dish at home, rather than ordering it at a restaurant, make sure that you use canned straw mushrooms so that you get the traditional flavor. Most supermarkets do not carry fresh Asian straw mushrooms.
Gluten Free Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken noodle soup is the most common form of comfort soup. Those that deal with Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance do not have to miss out on this great dish. Most Thai food restaurants make their chicken noodle soup with rice noodles. The noodles are very thin and long but have a great texture. This dish is seasoned with lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, ginger, baby bok choy and carrots. Fish sauce and a small amount of coconut milk help thicken the soup.
Gang Keow Wan
Gang keow wan is also known as Thai green curry. This is a dish that you cannot pass up on; you will never find anything else like it. Be warned, it is very spicy. The chef will make this dish by creating a green curry paste made from, jalapeno peppers, lemongrass, cumin, cilantro, garlic, green chili peppers, shallots and kaffir lime skin.The hearty soup includes tender chicken breast, coconut milk, Thai eggplant, bamboo shoots, kaffir lime leaves, and basil. Just make sure that you have a bowl of rice nearby so that you are able to soak up every last drop of this delicious soup.