Coconut soup

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Tom kha kai (Thai coconut soup)
Laksan (Palembang fishcake in coconut soup)

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.

Overview[edit]

A coconut-chicken soup

Coconut soup is a fruit soup prepared using coconut fruit or coconut milk as a primary ingredient.[1] It can be prepared as a broth-based or cream-based soup.[1][2] The coconut fruit can be sliced, chopped or shredded.[2] 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.[1] 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.[3] It can be served as a hot or cold soup.[4]

By country and region[edit]

Caribbean[edit]

Sopito is a common fish soup or fish chowder in Aruba and Curaçao of the Lesser Antilles.[5][6][7] The dish uses coconut milk and salt-cured meat as main ingredients.[a] Coconut water is also often used to prepare sopito.[8] Sopita de pisca is a variation that uses tomatoes.[9] Coconut and chayote soup is consumed in some areas of the Caribbean.[10]

China[edit]

Sago soup is a Chinese dessert soup prepared using sago starch, which is derived from sago palm pith, coconut milk and other ingredients.[11][12][13][14] Sago is similar to tapioca, and is produced in pearl form.[12]

Indonesia[edit]

Sayur lodeh, the golden vegetables soup is made of coconut milk, turmeric and other spices

Some varieties of soto, an Indonesian soup, are prepared using coconut milk, such as soto ayam and soto betawi.[15] 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.[16][17]

Palembang's mie celor is noodles in shrimp and coconut soup,[18][19] while laksan is slices of pempek fish surimi served in coconut-based laksa soup.[20]

Sweet coconut soup dessert includes kolak and cendol, popular for iftar during Ramadan.[b][c]

Laos[edit]

Tom kha kai is a popular dish in Laos.[23]

Malaysia and Singapore[edit]

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.[24][25] Tofu and vegetables are also sometimes used as ingredients.[24][26][27][28]

Philippines[edit]

Binignit is a Philippine dessert soup prepared using coconut milk, sliced sweet potatoes, taro and sabá bananas, and other ingredients.[29] Bilo-bilo is a variant of binignit that includes jelly-like balls prepared using glutinous rice flour.[30]

Thailand[edit]

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.[31] Red curry is a Thai soup prepared using coconut milk, meats and red curry as main ingredients.[32] Tom kha kai (Thai coconut soup) is a Thai soup prepared using coconut milk, chicken, mushrooms, chili peppers, galangal, lemongrass and other ingredients.[23][33] Tom yam kathi is a Thai coconut soup and a variant of tom yum prepared using coconut milk.[34]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "... sopito (a fish chowder that owes its special flavor to coconut milk — in addition to fish, salt pork or corned ..."[6]
  2. ^ "Notably, the kolak is served almost exclusively during Ramadan, and can thus be said to be a ritual drink; however, there are ..."[21]
  3. ^ "Ask around for cendol Temburong – a special provincial brew available only around Ramadan. "[22]

References[edit]

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