Shrimp and Taro Root Soup

October 29, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Shrimp and Taro Root Soup

Shrimp and Taro Root Soup is a delightful and straightforward Cambodian dish enjoyed in everyday meals, known for its aromatic taro root base and flavorful shrimp. The simple yet delicious recipe requires minimal ingredients, making it easy for anyone to prepare at home.

To begin, the taro root is peeled and cut into bite-sized chunks before being added to a soup pot with water. The taro root is cooked until tender, providing a hearty and starchy foundation for the soup. Following this, peeled and deveined shrimp are introduced to the pot, cooking until they reach a darker pink color, signifying their readiness.

The soup is elevated with a seasoning blend that includes fish sauce, sugar, salt, and black pepper, enhancing the overall taste profile. The addition of these seasonings brings out the savory, sweet, and peppery notes, creating a well-balanced and flavorful broth. The finishing touch involves topping the soup with chopped green onions, providing a fresh and aromatic element to the dish.

Served hot with rice, Shrimp and Taro Root Soup embodies the essence of Cambodian home-cooked meals, showcasing the simplicity and deliciousness of this traditional dish. The combination of tender taro root and succulent shrimp makes it a comforting and satisfying soup option for any occasion.


5 cups of water
2 lbs (900 gram) of taro root, peeled and cut to chunks bite sizes
1/2 lb (225 gram) of shrimp, peeled and de-veined
2 tablespoons of fish sauce
1 tablespoon of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
2 stalks of green onion, chopped

Directions to make Shrimp and Taro Root Soup

  1. Put taro root and water in a soup pot, cook till taro root tender.
  2. Add shrimp and cook till shrimp turns to darker pink color.
  3. Seasoning with fish sauce, sugar, salt and black pepper.
  4. Top with green onion.

Serve hot with rice.

Enjoy it

Related Recipe: Loofah Soup with Shrimp

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 643

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏132g 48%
Cholesterol ‏239mg 80%
Total Fat ‏2g 3%
Saturated Fat ‏1g 5%
Dietary Fiber ‏7g 25%
Protein ‏34g 68%
Sodium ‏2336mg 102%
Sugars ‏7g 14%


30 min


15 min




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