Dtom Gati Gung (prawn and Coconut Soup)

  • Dtom Gati Gung (prawn and Coconut Soup)
  • Dtom Gati Gung (prawn and Coconut Soup)
  • Dtom Gati Gung (prawn and Coconut Soup)
Ranked: 95th

Rated 4.94 out of 5 based on 8 votes


  • 12 x green prawns, peeled, deveined, tails intact
  • 565 ml coconut milk
  • 1 x coriander (cilantro) root, washed and scraped
  • 1 Tbls lemongrass, fimely chopped
  • 1 tspn sambal oelek (fresh ground chilli)
  • 1 x long red chilli, cut in half
  • 3 x cm. piece galangal, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbls fish sauce
  • 4 x kaffir lime leaves, rubbed
  • 1 tspn fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup coriander leaves, to garnish
  • 1 Tbls fried shallots, for garnish


1. Place coconut milk, coriander root, lemongrass, sambal oelek, chilli, galangal, fish sauce and lime leaves in a medium saucepan on low heat. Bring to a low simmer and infuse for 4-5 minutes, gently stirring occasionally. Add prawns and simmer for a further 5-7 minutes or until prawns are cooked through.

2. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Season with lime juice. Add more fish sauce if desired. Garnish with coriander leaves and fried shallots. Serve immediately

This dish was so delicious. I ate this in Thailand while we were on holidays.

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  • This soup was really goood! Another great winter warmer!


    by Dioscoro Soriano on 15/05/2013, 16:31
    Dioscoro Soriano
  • I cooked this for my partner and he loved it! He said it reminded him of Thailand. :) Thanks, sis!


    by Rhodora Soriano on 15/05/2013, 16:34
    Rhodora Soriano
  • Your recipes are superior! Thanks for sharing! sw☺


    by Sherri ... on 20/05/2013, 15:24
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  • What a wonderful recipe! The flavor is out of this world!


    by Colleen Sowa on 20/05/2013, 15:51
    Colleen Sowa
  • Yummmmmm!!!!


    by Nathan Segaloff on 20/05/2013, 20:05
    Nathan Segaloff
  • lovely


    by Linda Bullard on 20/05/2013, 21:38
    Linda Bullard