Best Indonesian Food 2018: Bakso Recipe (Indonesian Meatballs Soup)

Best Indonesian Food 2018: Bakso Recipe (Indonesian Meatballs Soup)Bakso (baso) is a typical Chinese food Indonesia be meat balls made from tapioca flour mixed with fresh grounded meat. This understanding is based from the origin of the word “BAKSO” are derived from the Hokkien which means Minced pork. But as in Indonesia of pork is not eaten by the majority of the Community (Muslims), the end usually meatballs made of chopped beef, fish, shrimp and chicken.

Bakso are usually served with gravy as well as other complementary foods such as vermicelli, tofu, rice cake, fried, fried onion, celery, tomato sauce, chili sauce and various other appendages. While the meatballs themselves got the term bulb or bulb meatballs.

Bakso Recipe

Bulb meatballs are now made to vary. There is a bulb, there are just pure containing quail eggs, duck eggs or chicken eggs. There is also a bulb were interfered with beef sinew. This is the most widely preferred and usually called Meatball beef sinew.

In Indonesia there are some areas with Poor ball, such as meatballs and meatballs Solo, and others.


  • 500gr beef minced
  • 200gr corn flour
  • 6 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 5 white egg
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt (or as needed)
  • Water

Broth Ingredients:

  • 3 litre of homemade beef stock
  • 3 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 spring onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Salt as needed

For Serving:

  • Egg noodles or rice noodles
  • Celery leaf, chopped
  • Spring onion, chopped
  • Fried shallot (you can buy from Asian groceries)
  • Kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chili sambal sauce

Cooking Instructions:

How to make meatballs:

  1. Sautee the garlic until softened.

  2. Mix the sautéed garlic with the rest of the ingredients, mix well in a food processor (you can use your hands to mix them if you don’t have food processor, just make sure all ingredients mixed well).

  3. Boil enough water in a big soup pot, add the meatballs one by one as you make them. I use spoons to scoop and shape them. And when they start floating, thats when the meatballs are cooked. How to make the broth:

  4. Place all the broth ingredients in a soup pot/deep pot and bring to boil. Add the meatballs.

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