Saturday, February 20, 2016

Daikon Soup Recipe

Daikon Soup Recipe

We call this 'Soto Bandung' or 'Sop Lobak' in Indonesian. My grandma used to cook this soup every week or so. My mom used to tell us the following story in order to motivate us to eat it: "One day our family dog got poisoned by bad guys who planned to steal something from our home. Then grandma gave the dog daikon and the next day the dog is all well. "

I passed on the story to Max and sure enough when grandma call he asked, "Nyama's dog sakit terus makan lobak jadi sembuh?" {translation= "So grandma, your dog got sick and then it's well after eating daikon?"}
My mom was like "huh?" She didn't think I would still remember that story.

Anyway... our family (even my hubby who never tasted this until he married me) loveeee this soup. It's very tasty and healthy. Click here for more info on this veggie.

The Ingredients:
 Asian Family Recipes Daikon
First, make the beef broth by cooking the beef bone and meat in the slow cooker for 4 hours or 30 minutes if using pressure cooker. Add the daikon and the rest of the ingredients then cook again until both the meat and daikon are tender (about 30 minutes).
 How to cook daikon
You can add any other ingredients as you wish. I added meatball and tofu sometimes.

Daikon Soup
Daikon Soup
Ingredients:
1 pound of beef meat - cut into 1 inch cubes
1 piece of beef bone {I used beef neck bone found at Ranch 99}
2 medium size daikon {I got mine from Famer's Market - sliced thin about 1/2 cm}
1 stalk of lemongrass - divide into 4, discharge the top ¼ part
Water - about 8 cups
1 big shallot or  ¼ big yellow onion - sliced
4 cloves of garlic - minced
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 Tablespoon fish sauce or 1 teaspoon mushroom seasoning (to replace MSG)
Salt and pepper to taste
Fried shallot for garnish {available at Asian grocery store}

Directions:
Cook with regular pot, slow cooker, or pressure cooker
1.   Boil water inside a pot/ slow cooker/ pressure cooker, add the beef bone and beef.
2.   Cook until the beef is tender about 3-4 hour if cooking with slow cooker, 1-2 hours if using regular pot, or 30-45 minutes if using the pressure cooker.
3.   Add the sliced daikon and the rest of the ingredients.
4.   Continue cooking until the daikon is cooked and soft.
5.   Adjust taste with salt and pepper
6.   Eat with fried shallot and rice


Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Looks yummy. Gonna try this one!
    Btw it looks similar to the korean galbi tang with exception of the spices :)
    Thanks for the recipe! Yolin

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    1. Thanks Yolin. I'll give Korean galbi tang a try next time. :)

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