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Ozoni - Soup with Rice Cakes

Ozoni - Soup with Rice Cakes

Ozoni (お雑煮) is Japanese soup with mochi rice cakes. This soup is traditionally prepared as part of osechi or Japanese New Year dishes. There is no de facto…

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Kimchi Jjigae (Kimchi Stew)

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

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

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

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

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 - 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 - 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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Homemade Dashi (Japanese Stock) From Scratch

Homemade Dashi (Japanese Stock) From Scratch

Dashi is basic Japanese soup stock that anyone can make at home using only three ingredients: konbu kelp, bonito flakes, and water.

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Soto Tangkar Betawi - Betawi Beef Ribs Soup

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

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

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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