Beef and Potato Soup

October 16, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Beef and Potato Soup

Beef and Potato Soup, a simple yet incredibly delicious Khmer dish, stands out for its tender beef and hearty potatoes, making it a satisfying and comforting soup. The recipe uses easily accessible ingredients, showcasing the culinary simplicity that delivers rich flavors commonly found in Khmer cuisine. This soup is not only fantastic when served with rice but also pairs wonderfully with hot crusty bread, offering versatility in meal pairings.

To prepare this flavorful soup, a large pot is heated, and vegetable oil, minced garlic, chopped yellow onion, beef chuck or round beef, and soy sauce are combined, creating a fragrant base. Water is added to the pot, and the mixture is cooked until the beef reaches a tender consistency, allowing the rich flavors to infuse the broth. Following this, peeled and chunked white potatoes are introduced, adding heartiness to the soup.

The seasoning process involves adding fish sauce, sugar, and black pepper to achieve a well-balanced flavor profile. Topping the soup with a handful of chopped cilantro enhances its freshness and adds a burst of aroma to the dish. The final result is a bowl of Beef and Potato Soup that is not only easy to make but also provides a satisfying and nourishing meal for those seeking a taste of authentic Khmer flavors.

Whether enjoyed with rice for a more traditional experience or paired with hot crusty bread for a twist, this soup embodies the essence of Khmer culinary traditions, showcasing the ability to create delicious and comforting dishes with minimal yet flavorful ingredients. Beef and Potato Soup is an excellent example of the balance and richness that Khmer soups bring to the dining table, making it a delightful choice for a heartwarming meal.


2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 lb (450 gram) of Beef chuck or round beef, cut to bite sizes
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
6 cups of water
2 large white potato, peeled and cut to chunks of bite sizes
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
1/2 tablespoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
A handful of chopped cilantro

Directions to make Beef and Potato Soup

  1. Heat up a large soup pot.When it hot add oil, garlic, onion, beef and soy sauce, stirs well.
  2. Add water and cook till beef tender.
  3. Add potato and cook till potato tender.
  4. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar and black pepper.
  5. Top with chopped cilantro.

Serve hot with rice or hot bread.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Vegetables Beef Soup

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 748

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏46g 17%
Cholesterol ‏203mg 68%
Total Fat ‏28g 36%
Saturated Fat ‏8g 40%
Dietary Fiber ‏5g 18%
Protein ‏74g 148%
Sodium ‏1331mg 58%
Sugars ‏8g 16%


30 min


30 min




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