Satisfying Soups


During the colder weather of Indonesia, soups are the best meals to eat. It can be eaten warm to bring comfort to the body and is especially delicious if a family member is feeling unwell. These soups mentioned below are also easy to prepare in a pot for the whole family.

Here are easy soups to prepare for hearty family one-pot meals:

Wonton Noodle soup

Satisfying Soups

Stir fry in a saucepan for 20 secs

  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil


  • 2 lts of chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce

Bring to boil, and then simmer for 5 mins. Then add

  • 3 stalks of chopped spring onions
  • 20 shrimp wontons
  • 420 gm rinsed, boiled noodles

Cook for further 5 minutes. Serve


Chicken and Vegetable Soup

Satisfying Soups

Stir fry in a deep pan

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp chopped onion

and then add

  • 4 chopped carrots
  • 4 chopped sticks of celery

after 2 minutes add

  • 1.5 kg skinned whole chicken
  • 2 lts of water
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes

Bring to boil and then simmer for 1 1/2 hrs. Remove chicken from pan and cool.

To the pan add

  • 2 cups of spiral pasta
  • 2 cups fragrant rice

Simmer unconvered for 10 – 15 minutes till rice and pasta are done.
Remove meat from chicken and shred. Add this to the pan with 2 tbspn of chopped parsley. Serve hot.


Chicken and Sweet Corn Soup

Satisfying Soups

Heat and bring to boil in a pot

  • 1 lt clear chicken broth
  • 2 tsp minced ginger


  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 can of creamed corn
  • 1 can of corn kernels
  • 3 stalks of sliced spring onions
  • 2 tsp of sesame oil

Simmer for 5 minutes
Whisk 1 egg and pour into soup, stirring to form strands.
Serve topped with spring onions.


Pumpkin, Lentil and Bacon Soup

Satisfying Soups

Cook 3 chopped, rindless bacon in frying pan till crisp and drain. In the pan, fry for 2 minutes

  • 1tbsp oil
  • 1 chopped onion

and then add

  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 300 gms seeded and cubed pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup lentils
  • 1/2 of the cooked bacon

Simmer for 15 minutes. Process soup with a hand blender till smooth when cool.

Reheat, season with salt and pepper, and serve with rest of bacon.