Mason Jar Tom Kha Gai

All the flavors of this Mason Jar Tom Kha Gai, a Thai food favorite, are prepped in advance and stored in a jar until ready to eat- just add hot coconut broth to enjoy it on the go or any time!

This post is sponsored by Annie Chun. All opinions are my own.

A close up of tom kha gai in a glass jar with noodles

Tom Kha Gai is not just my favorite Thai soup of all time. It is my actual favorite soup of all time, period. That’s why I’m so excited to share this make at home Mason Jar Tom Kha Gai that can be prepped ahead of time and enjoyed on the spot. Adding hot broth to the other ingredients stored in the jar cooks the soup in minutes so you can take it on the go!

thai coconut soup in a mason jar

What is Tom Kha Gai?

Tom kha gai, also sometimes called tom kha gai, is a Thai coconut soup with hot, spicy and sour flavors. Authentic versions typically contain coconut milk, galangal, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, Thai chili, cilantro, mushrooms, fish sauce, and lime juice. Chicken is sometimes added, or it can be made without chicken. Since galangal and kaffir lime leaves can sometimes be hard to come by at traditional grocery stores, ginger and lime zest make easy to find substitutes. Tom Yum is another Thai soup with a similar flavor profile, but made without coconut milk, so the broth is clear.

organic hokkien noodles from Annie Chun

What you’ll need to make this recipe

  • 1 pouch of Annie Chun Organic Hokkien Noodles– noodles aren’t traditional to Tom Kha Gai, but they are great for adding substance. Since this is a very light soup, the noodles help make it more filling!

The Hokkien noodles are the perfect portion and chewy consistency for this soup, and because they are already cooked, adding the hot broth to the jar reheats them within a few minutes!

Of course, adding noodles is optional and if you want to stick with tradition, feel free to leave them out. You can also add cubed tofu, cooked chicken or cooked shrimp for protein!

traditional ingredients to make tom kha gai

You’ll also need:

  • shiitake mushrooms
  • ginger, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • lemongrass (make sure to remove the tough outer layers before chopping)
  • jalapeño
  • cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • lime zest and juice
  • fish sauce- you can substitute soy sauce or coconut aminos to keep this recipe vegan
  • vegetable broth
  • coconut milk
  • extra lime wedges for serving
noodles and tom kha gai ingredients in a glass jar

Top tips

  • When adding ingredients to the jar, add the noodles first, followed by the vegetables and seasonings, and add the cilantro last/on top. It will stay fresher and avoid wilting that way.
  • Make sure your jar is heatproof and has a leak proof lid, especially if you plan on taking this on the go- we definitely want to avoid leaks in your bag or car! I swear by Weck jars- used this Weck jar to make this soup and it was perfect for one portion! It’s a 3/4 liter size and holds about 28 ounces.
  • Consider batching this recipe to make more for an easy, healthy meal prep option for the week!
  • You can store the soup ingredients covered in the jar in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
pouring coconut broth into a jar with soup ingredients

When you are ready to enjoy this Mason Jar Tom Kha Gai, simply bring the vegetable broth and coconut milk to a boil on the stove. Once boiling, turn off the heat and immediately pour it to the jar. Cover the jar and let it sit for about 3 minutes. Then give everything a good stir and enjoy your Mason Jar Tom Kha Gai straight from the jar!

chopsticks holding noodles over a jar of tom kha gai

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Mason Jar Tom Kha Gai

All the flavors of this Mason Jar Tom Kha Gai, a Thai food favorite, are prepped in advance and stored in a jar until ready to eat- just add hot coconut broth to enjoy it on the go or any time!

Course lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Keyword asian soup, noodle soup, noodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 583 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch Annie Chun Hokkien Noodles
  • 1/4 cup shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 1 1 inch piece ginger peeled and cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1 tablespoon lemongrass (tough outer layers removed and chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeño sliced
  • Handful cilantro leaves with tender stems
  • 2 teaspoons coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • Zest & Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  1. Add Hokkien Noodles to a large, heatproof glass jar. Top with mushrooms, ginger, lemongrass, jalapeño, cilantro, sugar, lime zest, lime juice and fish sauce. Cover with lid and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.
  2. When ready to enjoy, bring vegetable broth and coconut milk to a boil in a small saucepan. Pour broth mixture into the jar and cover with lid. Let stand for about 3 minutes. Stir and serve with lime wedges.

Recipe Notes

Top tips

  • When adding ingredients to the jar, add the noodles first, followed by the vegetables and seasonings, and add the cilantro last/on top. It will stay fresher and avoid wilting that way.
  • Make sure your jar is heatproof and has a leak proof lid, especially if you plan on taking this on the go- we definitely want to avoid leaks in your bag or car! I swear by Weck jars- used this Weck jar to make this soup and it was perfect for one portion! It’s a 3/4 liter size and holds about 28 ounces.
  • Consider batching this recipe to make more for an easy, healthy meal prep option for the week!
  • You can store the soup ingredients covered in the jar in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

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Comments

  1. Kiki Johnson

    I can never have enough meal prep recipes! This is definitely a step up from my usual meal prep go-to’s! looks awesome!

    Reply

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