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    Indonesian Vegetable Sour Soup (Sayur Asam)

    Indonesian Vegetable Sour Soup (Sayur Asam). Photo by Rinshinomori

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    25 mins

    20 mins

    tfirdaus's Note:

    This soup (Sayur Asam) is one of the most popular soup in Indonesia, particularly in East and Mid Java. Easy to cook and can be enjoyed with any complements, such fried chicken, fried tempe, fried tofu, steamed rice and sambal. You can enjoy it in every occasion. But, usually Indonesians serve it in mid day.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Prepare tamarind by placing it in a small bowl with warm water. Let soak for 15 minutes.
    2. 2
      To make spice paste, combine shallot, garlic, ginger, red chili pepper, raw peanuts, shrimp paste, and salt in a large mortar and blend well with a pestle. Use a food processor or blender if you don’t have a mortar and pestle.
    3. 3
      Transfer paste to a medium saucepan and add chicken or vegetable broth, salted peanuts, and brown sugar. Stir to combine, and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, use a strainer to separate the tamarind seeds from the juice. Throw away the seeds and keep the juice.
    5. 5
      Add chayote, green beans, and corn to the soup, and cook over high heat for 5 minutes.
    6. 6
      Just before serving, add tamarind juice and stir. Garnish with green chili pepper slices if desired.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 27, 2013

      35

      Sayur Asam is one of my favourite menu. But, I think you should use galangal, not ginger. And one more thing, some Indonesian bay leaf would improve the taste, too. Happy cooking! :)

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    • on January 18, 2009

      55

      I really liked this soup. I made several changes. Used bagged walnuts in place of fresh peanuts (out of season), fresh Oregon pea pods in place of frozen green beans and omitted shrimp paste and shallot since I did not have any. After grinding walnuts, garlic, ginger, salt, and hot pepper in motar and pestle I took a taste and wow, it's very yummy and I could see this paste being used in other recipes. The sourness from tamarind contrasted very nicely with a bit of brown sugar - perfect. Thank you so much for introducing me this delicious soup tfirdaus.

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    Nutritional Facts for Indonesian Vegetable Sour Soup (Sayur Asam)

    Serving Size: 1 (206 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 267.5
     
    Calories from Fat 158
    59%
    Total Fat 17.6 g
    27%
    Saturated Fat 2.4 g
    12%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 531.1 mg
    22%
    Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    18%
    Sugars 9.8 g
    39%
    Protein 10.0 g
    20%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    tamarind pods

    fresh ginger

    shrimp paste

    low-fat chicken broth

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