Beef Soup (Somlor Machu kreung Poh Ko)

Beef Soup (Somlor Machu kreung Poh Ko) is very delicious. Mostly people in Cambodia always cook this kind of Recipe in their family. When they cook it they eat one or two days. So now let's try this food altogether!
  • 1 lb of beef tripe
  • 3 lb of beef flank
  • 1 package of kung pao peppers
  • 1 pkg of water spinach
  • 1 cup of curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • ½ lb of lemongrass paste (Kreung)
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 2 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of chicken mix
  • 2 tbsp of fermented fish (Prahok)
  • 3 tbsp of tamarind powder
  1. Kreung:  In a mortar and pestle add in the finely chopped lemongrass, kafir lime leaves, turmeric and galangal; pound the ingredients for 5-10 minutes then add in the 10 gloves of garlic, then proceed to add the 2 tsp of salt; pound for another 5-10 minutes and you are done.
  2. Cut the beef flank into medium chunks.
  3. In a large pot add in the beef flank with Kreung, Prahok, ½ tamarind, fish sauce, brown sugar, chicken mix and salt. Mix well and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  4. 5 minutes after marinating the meat stir the meat on high heat.
  5. After mixing the meat cover for 10 minutes (do not add any water at this step). 
  6. After 10 minutes give it a stir and add in beef steak and beef trip. Cover for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Add in 2 L of water or chicken stock. Boil for 5-10 minutes.
  8. Add in the kung pao peppers (we add it in early to decrease the spiciness), other half of the tamarind.
  9. Since the meat is tough simmer for another 20 minutes.
  10. After 20 minutes or when the meat is tender add in the stem of water spinach. After 5 minutes add the water spinach leaves.
  11. After the soup boils crumble the curry leaves and mix it in (Roast the curry leaves until it become brown or crispy them it is ready). Ready to serve.

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