This soup is for Thai-food lovers. With all the ingredients to hand it's actually an easy soup to throw together. You can make it vegetarian or substitute chicken for prawns. Some of the harder to find ingredients - such as glangal and kaffir lime leaves - can be obtained at larger supermarkets or your local Asian market.
Galangal is available in larger supermarkets and via Ocado. In a pinch, substitute fresh root ginger mixed with a little lemon juice.
Added chilli, green beens and spring onions - 23 Sep 2015
first, thank you for the good reviews. And, babbini ur totally right, when i submitted this recipe to the site , i put red curry powder, and u can substitute it for cayenne pepper too, but i think it was a typing mistake, they deleted the word red. And u can substitue galangal by ginger, however don't skip the lime leaves or the lemongrass, it makes a big difference. thanks again!! - 09 Jun 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Easy on the brown sugar, I would put a tablespoon. Also we couldn't find lime leafs so we zested a lime instead. Just as good in my opinion. - 09 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)