Tom kha gai, or chicken coconut soup, at Lemongrass Thai and Chinese Cuisine in Oceanside in July 2014 (Credit: Newsday / Joan Reminick)
It's midday at the attractive new Lemongrass Thai & Chinese Restaurant in Oceanside. And the place has me at the tom kha gai.
So often, the Thai chicken coconut soup turns out to be cloying, flowery. And filled with tough, stringy pieces of chicken. The version here, though, gets the classic Thai balance of sweet-sour-salty-spicy just right. And, on top of that, the sliced chicken is ultra-tender.
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