Sup Sayur Asin, Tahu, dan Bakso - Pickled Mustard Green Soup with Tofu and Fish Ball

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 8


  • 1.5 liter water
  • 1 medium size carrot, cut into 1/2 cm slices
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into quarters
  • 250 gram pickled mustard green (Indonesian: kiam chai/sayur asin)
  • 1 block of firm tofu, about 200 gram, cut into cubes
  • 25 fish balls, make a crisscross cut on each of the fish ball
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fried shallot (Indonesian: bawang goreng)


  1. Place water, carrot, and tomatoes in a pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add mustard green and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the carrot is tender.
  3. Meanwhile, combine garlic and oil in a microwaveable bowl and heat until garlic is golden brown. I use a 450 Watt setting for 3 minutes. You can fry your garlic in a frying pan if you wish.
  4. Add tofu and fish balls and bring to a boil. Season with sugar, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning as needed.
  5. Pour the garlic oil and garnish with scallions and fried shallot. Turn off heat and serve immediately.

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