This soup is really known as "Gai Joo Khing", and is particularly good for mothers who just gave birth has it helps heal much of the body.
You can use chicken for this tasty dish or fried fish. To make good Gai Joo Khing, you must fry the chicken with garlic and ginger until the aroma and flavor of ginger is prominent in the chicken before you add water.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chicken, cut into bite size
1 half head of garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 cup sliced ginger
2 tablespoons yellow bean sauce (soybean paste)
2 cups water or soup stock
1/2 tablespoon thin soy sauce
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Thai pepper powder
1/4 cup spring onion cut into one inch long
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
fresh red chili pepper cut into long strip for garnish (optional)
Heat oil in a wok on medium heat until hot. Add chicken stir fry until start to cook, add garlic and ginger cook until aromatic. Stir in yellow bean sauce and water, bring to a boil for about 5 minutes. Season with thin soy sauce and white pepper powder. Add spring onion and cilantro remove from heat.
Transfer to serving bowl top with red chili pepper. Serve with steamed jasmine rice.
Recipe Source: ImportFood.com Thai