Sour Beef Soup Recipe

Sour Beef Soup Recipe

Ingredients :

500 g lean stewing beef

250 g pork shops, fat removed

500 g chicken bones

250g sweet potato, cut into chunks

2.5 liters water

2 small onion, diced finely

2 tomatoes, diced

Salt to taste

1 tablespoon dried tamarind pulp

1 large daikon, sliced thinly

2 cups shredded Chinese cabbage

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 lemon, cut into wedges for serving


Method :

Fill a large pan with water, chicken bones, beef and the pork chops. Stir in the onion, tomato and salt to taste. Bring the pan to the boil with a lid and simmer for 2 hours. Remove the chicken bones, pork and beef. Allow the pork and beef to cool but discard the chicken bones. Use a small bowl to soak the tamarind pulp with 2 tablespoons boiling water for 10 minutes. Stir and press the tamarind pulp with a spoon until fully dissolved and the flesh leaving the seeds. Strain using a nylon strainer into the soup. Discard the seeds and fiber.


Dice the beef and cut the meat from the pork chops. Slice it finely and discard the bones. Return the cut meat to the soup. Add the sweet potato and radish and simmer for anout 20 minutes. Add the cabbage and fish sauce. Serve immediately while hot with lemon wedges.


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