Coconut soup is a fruit soup prepared using coconut milk or coconut fruit as a main ingredient. Many varieties of coconut soup exist in the world, such as tom kha kai, laksa, soto and sayur lodeh, and myriad ingredients are used. They can be served hot or cold. Most coconut soups are savoury dishes, while some varieties such as binignit and kolak, are sweet dessert soups.
Coconut soup is a fruit soup prepared using coconut fruit or coconut milk as a primary ingredient. It can be prepared as a broth-based or cream-based soup. The coconut fruit can be sliced, chopped or shredded. Green coconut fruit from young coconuts can also be used to prepare coconut soup, and coconut water and coconut oil are sometimes used as ingredients. Many various coconut soups exist in the world, with myriad ingredients used. Coconut soup is sometimes prepared in combinations using other ingredients, such as chicken, potato, or curry. It can be served as a hot or cold soup.
By country and region
Sopito is a common fish soup or fish chowder in Aruba and Curaçao of the Lesser Antilles. The dish uses coconut milk and salt-cured meat as main ingredients.[a] Coconut water is also often used to prepare sopito. Sopita de pisca is a variation that uses tomatoes. Coconut and chayote soup is consumed in some areas of the Caribbean.
Sago soup is a Chinese dessert soup prepared using sago starch, which is derived from sago palm pith, coconut milk and other ingredients. Sago is similar to tapioca, and is produced in pearl form.
Some varieties of soto, an Indonesian soup, are prepared using coconut milk, such as soto ayam and soto betawi. Several Indonesian soups also use coconut milk, such as lontong cap go meh, ketupat sayur, opor and sayur lodeh, a vegetable soup in coconut milk.
Malaysia and Singapore
Laksa is a traditional soup in Peranakan cuisine of the Peranakan Chinese people that is sometimes prepared using coconut milk, noodles, curry spices, and meats such as chicken, fish or shrimp. Tofu and vegetables are also sometimes used as ingredients.
Binignit is a Philippine dessert soup prepared using coconut milk, sliced sweet potatoes, taro and sabá bananas, and other ingredients. Bilo-bilo is a variant of binignit that includes jelly-like balls prepared using glutinous rice flour.
Thai Khao soi is a noodle soup dish prepared with egg noodles, coconut milk, curry and meats such as beef and chicken, and served with pickled mustard greens and raw shallots. Red curry is a Thai soup prepared using coconut milk, meats and red curry as main ingredients. Tom kha kai (Thai coconut soup) is a Thai soup prepared using coconut milk, chicken, mushrooms, chili peppers, galangal, lemongrass and other ingredients. Tom yam kathi is a Thai coconut soup and a variant of tom yum prepared using coconut milk.
Binignit (Philippines sweet coconut dessert)
Tom kha kai (Thai coconut soup)
Thai beef khao soi
Thai red curry soup with pork
Sayur lodeh (Javanese vegetables coconut soup)
Opor ayam (Indonesian chicken and egg in coconut soup)
Mie celor (Palembang noodles in shrimp coconut soup)
Kolak (yam balls in sweet coconut soup)
- Asian soups
- Chè bà ba – a Vietnamese dessert that includes coconut milk soup as an ingredient
- List of coconut dishes
- List of dishes made using coconut milk
- List of soups
- Mie koclok – An Indonesian chicken noodle soup that is served in coconut milk soup
- Molagoottal – a South Indian stew prepared using coconut and lentils
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