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A bowl of ciorbă
Course Entrée, Main course
Place of origin Romania
Main ingredients Water, vegetables, borș, spices
Variations Made with meat, fish, or liver
Cookbook: Ciorbă  Media: Ciorbă

Ciorbă (Romanian pronunciation: [ˈt͡ʃʲorbə]), from Persian shorba (شوربا) via Turkish çorba is a general Romanian word describing sour soups consisting of various vegetables and meat. Most Romanians differentiate between "supă" (soup) and "ciorbă" by the fact that supă has no added acid and is usually clear (there's only one exception), while ciorbă may contain a wide variety of sour ingredients, usually lemons, borș, or zeamă de varză acră (sauerkraut juice). In Moldavia region, the word borș means simply any sour soup.[1] Lovage is a frequent addition.

Beef ciorbă served with sour cream and chili

Types of ciorbă include:

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