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A bowl of ciorbă
Course Entrée Main course
Place of origin Romania (from Turkey)
Main ingredients Water, vegetables, borş, spices
Variations with meat, fish, liver
Cookbook:Ciorbă  Ciorbă

Ciorbă (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃorbə]), from Arabic, via the Turkish word çorba is a general Romanian word describing [1] sour soups consisting of various vegetables and meat. Most Romanians differentiate between "supă" (soup) and "ciorbă" by the fact that soup has no added acid and is most of the times clear (there's only one exception), while ciorbă may contain a wide variety of sour ingredients, usually lemons, borş or "zeamă de varză acră" (Sauerkraut juice). In Moldova, the word borş means soup.[2] Lovage is a frequent addition.

Beef ciorbă served with sour cream and hot chili

Different types of ciorbă include:

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