Thailand is an independent country that lies in the heart of Southeast Asia. The largest city in Thailand is Bangkok, the capital, which is also the country's center of political, commercial, industrial and cultural activities. Thailand's population is approximately 64 million. The country is a kingdom, a constitutional monarchy, with King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He is the ninth king of the House of Chakri, and has reigned since 1946, making him the world's longest-serving current head of state and the longest-reigning monarch in Thai history.
Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
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Using the back of a knife, lightly smash lemongrass and ginger; cut lemongrass into 4" pieces.
Bring lemongrass, ginger, lime leaves, and broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until flavors are melded, 8-10 minutes. Strain broth into clean saucepan; discard solids.
Add chicken and return to a boil. Reduce heat, add mushrooms, and simmer, skimming occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and mushrooms are soft, 20-25 minutes. Mix in coconut milk, fish sauce, and sugar.
Divide soup among bowls. Serve with chili oil, cilantro, and lime wedges.