Cambodian Beef Sour Soup Recipe

If you spend most of your time on a low-carb diet, you may be surprised to learn that rice is one of the hardest carbs to avoid. While it can be part of a healthy diet, it can also contain more carbs than you think. As a result, recipes that make use of cooked rice (often with vegetables) are often called for in low-carb diet cookbooks. This is a quick soup that can be put together in under half an hour. It is full of vegetables, out of the way of most high-carb ingredients, and you can skip the rice and serve it without any guilt.

With the weather warming up here in Cambodia, I’m starting to fill my fridge with more and more of this type of soup. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s so versatile. This version of the beef sour soup is a bit spicy, more so than my typical version, but it’s a more mild version than what you’d find in Thailand. The soup is flavored with the typical Cambodian sour fish sauce, called nước mắm… which really gives the recipe a nice hint of sweet and sour flavor. I’ve had this soup many times in northern Thailand and it’s one of my favorites. Just try not to eat too much!

The Cambodian beef sour soup is a popular dish enjoyed by many Khmer people, especially in the Angkor Wat area. The sourness comes from lemongrass, which is eaten with the soup. It is usually eaten with steamed rice and a garlic and fish sauce dip. The dish is full of flavor and is ideal for those who have a weak stomach.

Cambodian Beef Sour Soup Recipe

In Khmer, samlor machou kroeung sach ko (beef and morning glory soup) is known as samlor machou kroeung sach ko (beef and morning glory soup). It’s simple to prepare at home, and the seasonings may be adjusted to suit your preferences.


1 pound (900 gram) beef brisket with fat, or 12 pound (450 gram) meat and 12 pound (450 gram) stripe    
5–6 Thai eggplants, sliced into bite-size pieces    
1 long bean or green, red, or yellow bell pepper for color    
2 tbsp. krasang, or tamarind powder (put 1 tablespoon first)    
2 tblsp. of prohok (put 1 tablespoon first)    
1 tsp. Knorr chicken powder    
Add water or chicken stock to get the desired soup thickness.    
1 tbsp of fish sauce    
For garnish, use Sleuk Katrop or Holy Basil.    

In the case of Kroeung (lemongrass paste)

1 dried chile from Mexico, soaked in water remove the seeds    
2 thinly cut lemongrass stalks    
4 thinly cut kaffir lime leaves    
2 galangal slices    
4 large garlic cloves    
1 tsp turmeric powder or 1 tsp fresh turmeric    
a quarter teaspoon of salt    
To make a paste, pound all of the ingredients together in a mortar pestle and put aside.    

Recipe for Cambodian Beef Sour Soup with Directions

  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, combine the kroeung and pork with half cup of water and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked.
  2. Now add all of the veggies, a little more water, and simmer until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Continue to simmer until the meat and veggies are cooked to your taste, adding Krasang or tamarind powder, chicken powder, and prohok as needed. Turn off the heat after tasting and adjusting the taste with extra sour or salty.
  4. Serve with holy basil or sleuk Katroup as a garnish.

This dish may also be made using water spinach.

Serve over rice.




Vietnamese BBQ Chicken Recipe is a similar recipe.

daily value in percent

88 g (32% total carbohydrate)

203mg Cholesterol 68 percent

17g 22 percent total fat

Saturated fat (saturated fat) (saturated fat) (saturated fat) (

179 percent Dietary Fiber 50g

166 percent protein, 83 grams

1310mg sodium 57 percent

94 percent sugars (47 g)

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Sour soup is one of my favorite dishes of all time, and there are so many different types of sour soup recipes out there but, they are all different but, the sour soup recipe that I am sharing today is homemade sour soup recipe that I had made in my family. On the other hand, many people also choose to buy the ready-made sour soup from the market but, with the sour soup recipe that I am sharing today, you will have the ability to make the sour soup recipe at home.. Read more about cambodian beef soup and let us know what you think.

Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.