Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs

If you’re interested in making your own vegan beef stock, you’ve probably come across the concept of using “beef bones” to create this savory stock. While this method of making stock is common in many cultures, I have not seen a recipe featuring a recipe using the actual beef pieces themselves.

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Visiting Cambodian restaurants around the world is a favourite pastime for many people, as the exotic flavours of Khmer dishes are rarely replicated. In fact, a selection of “Khmer” dishes can be found at any restaurant in the world.

Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs

This recipe for Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs is not widely used in Cambodia. It is a simple and fast dish that is one of my favorites. You may modify the liquid to suit the quantity of meat you have on hand; nevertheless, the broth is the most important component of this soup.


1 cup thinly sliced excellent beef    
1 cup beef broth (low sodium)    
1 cup of liquid    
1 wonton soup mix (small packet)    
1 minced garlic clove    
1 leaf of kaffir lime (torn)    
If additional salt is required, add fish sauce to taste.    
to taste black pepper    

as a finishing touch

2 tablespoons cilantro, minced    
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped    
2 tblsp. coriander (saw tooth)    
2 tblsp celery leaves (Chinese) (optional)    
slice of lime    

Making Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs: Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Bring water and beef broth to a boil in a saucepan, then add garlic and torn kaffir lime leaves.
  2. Add the wonton soup mix and check the saltiness of the broth; if necessary, add fish sauce.
  3. While the water is still boiling, add the meat and mix well before turning off the heat. Season with black pepper to taste.
  4. To serve, ladle the soup into a serving dish and top with cilantro, green onions, lime juice, and saw tooth.

Serve immediately with rice.




Related Recipe: Lemongrass Pork Paste from Cambodian Grill

daily value in percent

Carbohydrate (total): 10 g 4%

11 g of total fat (14% of total fat)

1 gram of saturated fat (5% of total calories)

1 gram of dietary fiber = 4%

70 percent protein, 35 grams

223 percent sodium 5121mg

2 g sugars (4% sugars)

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This is an aromatic, flavorful, and healthy beef broth. It is traditionally made with fat and bones from the cow and is used to prepare many different Cambodian dishes. It can be enjoyed as a soup, as a soup base for your favorite Cambodian dishes, and also as a cold broth. This is a very easy to make and healthy beef broth recipe.. Read more about cambodian beef bone soup and let us know what you think.

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