Beef Soup with Chilies and Tamarind

Daging Belacan

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 5

Appears in
The Food of Indonesia: Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands

By Heinz Von Holzen

Published 2015

  • About

This soup from Timor in eastern Indonesia has a wonderful sweet-sour edge to it.


  • 8 cups (2 liters) water
  • 2 lbs (1


  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large pot. Add the beef, reduce the heat to low and simmer until the meat is half cooked, about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat. Remove the beef from the stock and drain. Strain and reserve the stock.
  2. When cool enough to handle, cut the beef into cubes. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil over medium heat in a skillet and pan-fry the beef