Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs

February 1, 2023  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs

The Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs recipe offers a simple and quick dish that is a personal favorite. While not commonly used in many parts of Cambodia, this recipe emphasizes the importance of the flavorful broth. The key ingredient is thinly sliced beef, which is complemented by low-sodium beef broth, water, minced garlic, torn Kaffir lime leaves, and a small package of wonton soup mix. The broth’s flavor is enhanced with fish sauce and black pepper to taste.

To prepare the dish, start by bringing water and beef broth to a boil in a pot. Add minced garlic and torn Kaffir lime leaves for aromatic depth. Incorporate the wonton soup mix and taste the broth for saltiness, adjusting with fish sauce if needed. With the water still boiling, add the sliced beef, then turn off the heat and season with black pepper to preference.

To serve, ladle the flavorful broth into bowls and garnish with minced cilantro, chopped green onion, sawtooth coriander, and a lime wedge for a burst of freshness. This Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs can be enjoyed piping hot alongside a serving of rice. It’s a delightful and flavorful option that may not be widely known but is sure to become a favorite for those who try it.


1 cup of good beef thinly sliced
1 cup of low sodium beef broth
1 cup of water
1 small package of wonton soup mix
1 garlic clove minced
1 Kaffir lime leaves (torn)
Fish sauce to taste if needed more salt
Black pepper to taste

For garnish

2 tablespoon of minced cilantro
2 tablespoon of chopped green onion
2 tablespoon of saw tooth coriander
2 tablespoon of Chinese celery leave (optional)
Lime wedge

Directions to make Cambodian Beef Broth with Herbs

  1. In a pot bring water and beef broth to a boil, add garlic, torn kaffir lime leaves
  2. Add wonton soup mix and taste the broth for saltiness if needed add fish sauce to it
  3. While the water is still boiling add beef stir and turn the heat off add black pepper to your taste
  4. To serve spoon the soup into a bowl then garnish with cilantro, green onion, lime juice, and saw tooth.

Serve hot with rice


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 293

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏10g 4%
Total Fat ‏11g 14%
Saturated Fat ‏1g 5%
Dietary Fiber ‏1g 4%
Protein ‏37g 74%
Sodium ‏5121mg 223%
Sugars ‏2g 4%


30 min


30 min




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