Asian sweet potato soup


Comfort food

Now that autumn has officially set in there is no better dish to eat than soup. Or at least not in my mind. It is easy, it is perfect for getting rid of leftover vegetables and is just the best bowl food there is. The variations with soup are almost limitless. You can create any kind of flavor you like but in this case I gave the soup a bit of an Asian style by adding the lemon grass and the coconut milk.

Sweet potato soup |


Asian sweet potato soup

Sweet potato soup |
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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 people
  • Category: soup


  • 3 sweet potatoes (approx. 750 gr), in cubes, peeled
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped small
  • 2 tbsp of coriander stalks, chopped
  • 1 ltr (4 cups) of vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp grated lemon grass or one stalk, broken in three
  • 1 tsp grated galangal
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 large clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce
  • 100 ml (a little less than 1/2 cup) coconut cream
  • peel of 1/2 lime
  • coriander leaves to serve


  1. Take a large souppot and heat the coconut oil. Add the onion and fry until they become translucent. Add the lemon grass, cilantro stalks, galangal and turmeric and bake alongside for a bit.
  2. Add the sweet potato cubes, the garlic, lime-peel, fishsauce and the stock and bring to the boil.
  3. Turn the heat down and cook for about 15 minutes or until the potato is soft. Remove the limepeel from the soup and if you have used the whole lemongrass stalk remove that as well.Puree the rest of the soup with a stickblender
  4. Once smooth, add the coconut cream and the lime juice.
  5. Serve with fresh coriander and a swirl of coconut on top.

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Simone is food photographer and food blogger from the Netherlands with a passion for food. She's studying holistic nutrition and eats mostly low carb and high fat. Likes to try out vegan recipes but does eat some sustainable, animal friendly meat. (although still struggles to find eating meat animal friendly )

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