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Keng cheut - Neutral soup

Updated: Nov 20, 2020

In Laos, a soup can be sour, spicy, or even bitter. Keng cheut, on the other hand, has a relatively neutral taste. Cheut literally means “bland” in Lao.

For 4 people


50 g ground pork

4 coriander roots, lightly crushed

¼ tsp salt

2 tbsps fish sauce

100 g vegetables, cut into 1cm pieces

your choice: chayote, papaya, zucchini, cucumber, bean sprouts, pak choi, ...


4 tsps chopped green onions


Make small balls with the ground pork. Put the meatballs in a saucepan with 700 ml of water, the salt and the coriander roots. Bring to the boil. Lower the heat and simmer with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

Remove the coriander roots and add the vegetables, the fish sauce and cook for another 10 minutes. Season with pepper.

Garnish with green onions before serving.

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