Monday, July 30, 2007
Tom Kha Memories
For lunch today I used the leftover ingredients to try my hand at Tom Kha Gai, a Thai coconut soup made with chicken (in this case, leftover tofu), adding to it sliced sweet potato and carrots. Here's a recipe if you want to give it a shot. I can't delve into the mysteris of Tom Kha, because it's too depressing. Why? Because the best Tom Kha I ever had was at Marisol's in New Orleans, now sadly just a memory thanks to that bitch, Katrina. Chef Pete created a perfect Tom Kha by ditching the chicken and using crabmeat instead, and as I recall, it was a touch spicy as well. I still remember the little gold squares that they put under the bowls. Alas and alack, life moves on.