Indonesian Cassava Chicken Soup Recipe (Sup Ubi)

Sup Ubi is a comfort food from Makassar, one of the most beautiful cities in eastern Indonesia. Sup Ubi is often served at various special events such as gatherings of family, friends, and other relatives.

Indonesian Cassava Chicken Soup Recipe (Sup Ubi Singkong Makassar)
Sup Ubi (dok. Allamandawi)

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In Indonesian, "sup" means "soup" and "ubi" has two meanings which can mean "cassava" as well as "sweet potato".  Therefore, this Sup Ubi also uses of them, cassava or sweet potato.

Using cassava or sweet potato certainly gives a different texture, but in terms of soup, the ingredients are still the same.

There is a mixture of other essential ingredients in this soup such as chicken, noodles, and several seasonings that make the soup broth more delicious.

Those of you who want to taste the delicacy of Indonesian cassava chicken soup can take a peek at the full recipe below!

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Sup ubi ingredients

 The main ingredient:

  •  200 g of cassava
  •  500 g chicken with bone
  •  2 cups of bean sprouts
  •  2 packs of Indomie
  •  1 tsp chicken broth powder
  •  Salt to taste
  •  Oil for sautéing
  •  2 liters of water

 Seasoning ingredients:

  •  10 shallots
  •  5 cloves of garlic
  •  4 hazelnut seeds
  •  1 tsp coriander seeds
  •  15 peppercorns

 Additional ingredients:

  •  Peanuts, fried
  •  Chives, sliced
  •  Fried onions
  •  Celery, sliced
  •  Boiled eggs
  •  Lime
  •  Chilli sauce/chili oil

How to make sup ubi

  1. Fry the cassava until slightly browned, if you want the cassava to have a soft and not hard texture, it is best to steam the cassava first.
  2. Cook the chicken until tender then shred.  Save the remaining stock from cooking the chicken.
  3. Grind all the seasoning ingredients using a mortar and pestle or blender, then stir-fry until fragrant.
  4. Pour the chicken stock into the stir-fry. Add broth powder and salt, correct the taste according to taste, and cook until it boils.
  5. Brew bean sprouts and noodles with hot water until they are springy then drain.
  6. After everything is done, arrange all the ingredients into a bowl starting with the noodles, bean sprouts, shredded chicken, and fried cassava, doused with seasoned chicken stock.
  7. Put additional ingredients such as eggs, fried peanuts, celery, green onions, fried onions, lime, and chili sauce on the soup.
  8. Sub Ubi is ready to eat while warm.

Note: the noodles used are usually yellow, but can be replaced with other types such as vermicelli, and even indomie.

Often served on special occasions, this cassava chicken soup can also be enjoyed as a daily menu. If you visit Makassar, you can find it as a traditional market dish or street food.

The ingredients that look complete make the taste of Sup Ubi very enjoyable to eat.  The gravy is delicious, very blended with fried cassava which is crispy skin and soft on the inside.

Complementary additions such as vegetables, nuts, and eggs can also play a very essential role in beautifying the taste.  For that, make sure you try Sup Ubi, OK?

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