Spinach soup

Sayur Bayem

Preparation info
  • to serve


    • Difficulty


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By Sri Owen

Published 1980

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This is an excellent soup, especially if the spinach is fresh and young. It can be made with either corn on the cob or sweet potatoes. You will need:


  • 500 g (1 lb) young spinach leaves
  • 2 young corncobs, or


Wash the spinach and chop it coarsely. Cut each corncob into three pieces; or peel and cut the sweet potatoes into small cubes.

Slice the shallots and chilli finely and put them into a saucepan with 1 cup of water. Add the ginger, kencur, salam and salt, and bring to the boil. When the water bo