Try Indonesian Carp Soup to Warm You Up on Chilly Days

It’s an exceptionally chilly and drizzly day in Pittsburgh, so we thought that we should share some recipes that will fill your with warm, happiness, and a delicious seafood soup from Indonesia.


-1 ½ lb. carp, cleaned and chopped into five sections

– 1/8 cup ear mushroom, soaked and chopped

– 2 ½ cups water

3 tbsp. red onions, sliced

– 2tbsp. lime juice

– 1 tsbp garlic, sliced

– 1 tsp, turmeric

– 1 tbsp. chlies

– 1 tsp. salt

– 1 bay leaf

– 1 stalk crushsed lemongrass

– 2 cups rice


1.      In a mixing bowl, let the carp slices marintate with the lemon juice for about 10 minutes, or until the juice has thoroughly seeped into the cap.

2.      In a large pan, add water, mushroom, fish and spices. Boil until the fish is tender and the spices have thoroughly dissolved throughout the mixture.

3.      In a separate bowl, boi rice until it is fluffy and tender.

4.      Serve carp soup with a side dish of rice.

5.      Enjoy!

If you want to read more about Indonesian carp soup or more about Indonesia culture in general, the following sites are a good start:


Indonesian ( where today’s recipe came from):

 National Portal of the Republic of Indonesia ( Portal Nasional Republik Indonesia):

CNN Travel:

Wonderful Indonesia: Indonesia’s Official Tourism Website: :


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