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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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Dan Hua Tang - Egg Drop Soup with Shrimp, Tofu, and Shiitake

There is egg drop soup and then there is another kind of egg drop soup, and I don’t consider the cheap, and most of the times, free version of what is…

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Sup Baso Ikan dan Tahu - Homemade Fish Balls and Tofu Soup

Baso (meat balls) and tahu (tofu) are two of the more commonly found ingredients used in Indonesian cooking originally introduced to the country by the Chinese…

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Chinese Apple Herbal Soup

Do you have a favorite soup to order in a Chinese restaurant? For the longest time, my parents always get Apple Soup (蘋果湯) whenever we go to one. The restaurant…

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Thai Pumpkin and Shrimp Coconut Soup

Pumpkin really goes hand in hand with coconut milk, be it in a sweet dessert like Indonesian kolak, or in savory soup such as this. The addition of lemongrass,…

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Thai Salmon Soup with Lemongrass and Galangal

This is an impressively elegant soup that will not be out of place in a fancy party, yet super easy and really fast to prepare. Sure it can get a bit pricey…

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Tauto Pekalongan - Pekalongan Beef Soup with Fermented Soy Bean

Here is another famous soto (soup), this time from the city of Pekalongan in Central Java, a place famous for its batik and of course, soto :) Tauto is actually…

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Soto Ayam Ambengan - Ambengan Chicken Soup

The naming of a soto is pretty simple, usually we just append the location it hails from after soto. For example, soto Betawi comes from Betawi, which is…

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Chicken and Black Soy Bean Soup

This is a variation of my chicken and red bean soup, but using black soy bean instead of red bean. I am not a nutritionist, but soy bean has a higher fat and…

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Tom Kha Kai - Chicken Galangal Soup

Aside from tom yam kung, tom kha kai is a really close runner up as my favorite Thai soup. This is another super refreshing soup, and it does feel heavier than…

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