This is a list of Indonesian soups. Indonesian cuisine is diverse, in part because Indonesia is composed of approximately 6,000 populated islands of the total 18,000 in the world's largest archipelago,[1] with more than 300 ethnic groups calling Indonesia their home.[2] Many regional cuisines exist, often based upon indigenous culture and foreign influences.[1] Indonesian soups are known to be flavoursome with generous amount of bumbu spice mixture.

Konro, spicy ribs soup.

Indonesian cuisine has a diverse variety of soups.[3] Some Indonesian soups may be served as meals,[3] while others are lighter.[4] The Makassarese of South Sulawesi, Indonesia are known for preparing "hearty beef soups"[5] that also use coconut and lemongrass as ingredients.[6]


Generally Indonesian soups and stews are grouped into three major groups with numbers of variants in between.

  1. Soto refer to variety of Indonesian traditionally spiced meat soups, either in clear broth or in rich coconut milk-base soup, example includes soto ayam.
  2. Sayur refer to traditional vegetables stews, such as sayur asem and sayur lodeh.
  3. Sop or sup usually refer to soups derived from western influences, such as sop buntut.

This list includes soups that originated in Indonesia as well as those that are common in the country.

Indonesian soups

Commercially prepared soups

Commercially prepared and packaged soups are also consumed in Indonesia, including those that are frozen, canned and dehydrated.[17] In 2013, commercially prepared soups had a value growth of 14% in Indonesia.[17] In 2013 the company Supra Sumber Cipta held its leadership in this food category, with a 32% value share in Indonesia.[17]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Indonesian Cuisine." Epicurina.com. Accessed July 2011.
  2. ^ Nadya Natahadibrata (10 February 2014). "Celebratory rice cone dish to represent the archipelago". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2014-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b Cornell, K.; Anwar, M. (2004). Cooking the Indonesian Way: Culturally Authentic Foods Including Low-fat and Vegetarian Recipes. Easy Menu Ethnic Cookbooks 2nd Edition. Ebsco Publishing. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-8225-2157-0. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  4. ^ Yuen, D. (2013). Indonesian Cooking: Satays, Sambals and More. Tuttle Publishing. p. 116. ISBN 978-1-4629-0853-0. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Von Holzen, H.; Hutton, W.; Arsana, L. (1999). The Food of Indonesia: Authentic Recipes from the Spice Islands. Periplus World Food Series. Periplus Editions. p. 58. ISBN 978-962-593-389-4. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b von Holzen, H.; Arsana, L.; Hutton, W. (2015). The Food of Indonesia: Delicious Recipes from Bali, Java and the Spice Islands. Tuttle Publishing. p. 168. ISBN 978-1-4629-1491-3. Retrieved January 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g "40 of Indonesia's best dishes". CNN Travel. August 9, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Associated Press (November 18, 2010). "Bakso: The Indonesian meatball soup President Obama loved as a child". NY Daily News. Retrieved 30 January 2015. 
  9. ^ "Recipe: Soup Brenebon". FAO. 
  10. ^ Post, The Jakarta. "Coto Ranggong, a delicious eatery that harks back to the past". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
  11. ^ a b Witton, Patrick; Elliott, Mark (2003), Lonely Planet Indonesia. Lonely Planet Publications, p. 108
  12. ^ "Resep Pallu basa (khas Makassar) oleh Anna Marbun". Cookpad (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2017-12-12. 
  13. ^ Wongso, W.; Tobing, H. (2013). Homestyle Indonesian Cooking (in Spanish). Tuttle Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4629-1106-6. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  14. ^ Usman (23 March 2012). "Wisata Kuliner Makassar: Menikmati Sop Saudara Dan Ikan Bandeng Bakar Khas Pangkep". MakassaRTV. Retrieved 25 July 2013. 
  15. ^ Moskin, Julia (January 7, 2009). "Soto Ayam (Indonesian Chicken Soup With Noodles and Aromatics) Recipe". New York Times Cooking. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  16. ^ Planet, L.; Berkmoes, R.V.; Brash, C.; Cohen, M.; Elliott, M.; Mitra, G.; Noble, J.; Skolnick, A.; Stewart, I.; Waters, S. (2010). Lonely Planet Indonesia. Travel Guide. Lonely Planet Publications. ISBN 978-1-74220-348-5. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  17. ^ a b c "Soup in Indonesia". Euromonitor International. March 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2015.