CATEGORYChicken, Soup
Tomatoes slices and tomato paste are two ingredients that can make this soup looks so red and has a sweet and sour taste. :)
Easy to cook and delicious Red Soup.

Red Soup is a typical food of East Java, precisely in the city of Surabaya, which originally came from the Netherlands (Europe) and was brought to Indonesia long before the year of Indonesian independence. This red soup is a modification of the Dutch tomato soup. Usually, red soup is served when there is a certain event or when gathering with a large family. This red soup has spread throughout the world and has been adopted into the cuisines of various countries in Asia, including Indonesia. Surabaya's red soup has a nano-nano (mixed) taste, it has fresh, sour, savory, and also tastes delicious. This red soup has a thick red sauce because it uses a lot of tomatoes and pasta with diced chicken, sausage, champignon mushrooms, carrot, vegetables, potatoes, peas, boiled macaroni cooked with herbs and spices. This red soup is delicious when served in cold weather and used for any occasion including Christmas and Chinese New Year. Suitable for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with white bread / cakue / white rice, fried shallots, and spicy chili sauce for spicy lovers. The contents of the red soup include carrots, sausages, ham, Luncheon Meat (non-halal), peas, and fried meatball pieces (optional). This soup has a sweet and sour taste, very delicious, so many people like it. Tomato slices and tomato sauce are the main ingredients that make this soup taste sour and sweet from the sugar. To make this Red Soup, you can see the recipe and the steps below.

YIELDS 3 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 60 minute(s)

  • 150g chicken, cut lengthwise
  • 1 L water
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 pieces of ham / smoked beef
  • 250 gr Maling / Luncheon meat
  • 2 carrots, cut into rounds
  • 2 tomatoes, cut into small pieces
  • 2 handfuls of peas
  • 4 tbsp of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Knorr beef powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 3 tsp sugar



Saute the onions with butter until fragrant, then remove from heat.

Step 1 of cooking Red Soup.

Boil the pieces of chicken breast in water, cook until cooked.

Step 2 of cooking Red Soup.

Add ham, Luncheon meat, tomatoes, carrots, ketchup, tomato paste, and all the remaining ingredients. Stir well.

Step 3 of cooking Red Soup.

Put in the sauteed onions, cook until it boils.

Step 4 of cooking Red Soup.

Then add the peas, make sure it tastes as desired.

Step 5 of cooking Red Soup.

Serve the red soup while warm.

Step 6 of cooking Red Soup.

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