Daily Cooking Quest

Soup Recipes

Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)

Here is my very first post on a Korean dish, kimchi jjigae, a.k.a kimchi stew. This stew is just amazingly good, especially in cold weather. If you love hot,…

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Hot and Sour Fish Soup

This is my favorite hot and sour fish soup, Chinese style. The most important ingredient to make this soup is the pickled Chinese mustard greens. The sourness…

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Soto Ayam Kediri - Kediri Chicken Soup

All right, it’s time for another Indonesian soto. As an Indonesian, I have lost count of how many varieties of soto we have. There are 33 provinces in…

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Kuah Bakso Sapi - Beef Balls Soup

Bakso is a popular street food in Indonesia. There’s even a children song about this food, which I am quite proud to say that I still remember the lyrics…

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Ebi Dango no Sumashi-Jiru - Shrimp Balls Soup

Sumashi-jiru (すまし汁) is a Japanese clear soup, as opposed to miso-shiru(みそ汁) which of course is cloudy due to the addition of miso paste into the soup.…

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Kenchin Jiru - Tofu, Pork, and Vegetable Soup

Kenchin jiru (けんちん汁) is a Japanese soup that evolves from the Buddhist tradition with a strict rule to observe vegetarian in their diet. The original soup stock…

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Kakitama Jiru - Beaten Egg Soup

Kakitama Jiru (かきたま汁) is the Japanese version of egg drop soup. The ingredients list to make this soup is really short: egg, dashi, soy sauce, ginger, potato…

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Dashi - Japanese Stock

Dashi is the basis of Japanese cooking. It is very easy and super quick to whip up a batch at home as long as you can find the requisite ingredients, which…

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Soto Tangkar Betawi - Betawi Beef Ribs Soup

Soto tangkar is another soto from Betawi. Tangkar means beef ribs in Betawi language, and hence soto tangkar always uses beef ribs as its main ingredient. Back…

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Sop Iga Bakar - Grilled Ribs Soup

Iga (beef ribs) are gaining popularity in Indonesian cuisine. It has been cropping up in almost every restaurant’s menu in the past decade. There are all…

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Soto Padang - Padang Beef Soup

Most Indonesian live within walking distance to a Padang restaurant no matter where we live in the nation, so even for a non Padang descent like me, most will…

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Crab, Corn, and Asparagus Egg Drop Soup

This egg drop soup is commonly prepared for special occasions and is especially popular during Chinese New Year. For those who still consume shark fin (please…

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