Recipe Kimlo Meatball Soup

Kimlo Bakso Soup is a delightful Indonesian dish that combines the richness of beef broth with the freshness of vegetables and the savory taste of meatballs. It's a comforting and satisfying soup perfect for any occasion. Here's how to make it:


  1. 500g beef meatballs
  2. 1 liter beef broth
  3. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  4. 1 onion, thinly sliced
  5. 2 carrots, julienned
  6. 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
  7. 100g cabbage, shredded
  8. 100g bean sprouts
  9. 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  10. 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  11. Salt and pepper to taste
  12. Fried shallots for garnish
  13. Cooked vermicelli noodles


  1. In a large pot, heat some oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sliced onions. Sauté until fragrant.
  2. Pour in the beef broth and bring it to a boil.
  3. Add the beef meatballs and let them cook for about 5-7 minutes.
  4. Stir in the julienned carrots, sliced celery, shredded cabbage, and bean sprouts. Cook for another 5 minutes until the vegetables are tender yet still crisp.
  5. Season the soup with soy sauce, oyster sauce, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste preference.
  6. Once everything is cooked through, remove the pot from the heat.


  1. Ladle the Kimlo Bakso Soup into serving bowls.
  2. Add some cooked vermicelli noodles into each bowl.
  3. Garnish with fried shallots for an extra crunch and flavor.
  4. Serve hot and enjoy!


  • For added richness, you can boil the beef broth with beef bones to make your own broth from scratch.
  • Customize the vegetables according to your preference. You can add in mushrooms, baby corn, or bok choy.
  • If you prefer a spicier kick, add some chopped chili peppers or a dash of chili sauce.
  • Make sure not to overcook the vegetables to retain their nutrients and crunchiness.


  • Substitute beef meatballs with chicken or fish balls for a different flavor profile.
  • Experiment with different types of noodles like rice noodles or egg noodles.
  • For a vegetarian version, omit the meatballs and use vegetable broth instead of beef broth.

Nutritional Information:

The calorie content of Kimlo Bakso Soup can vary depending on the ingredients used and portion size. On average, one serving of this soup contains approximately 250-300 calories.


Kimlo Bakso Soup is a hearty and wholesome dish that brings together the goodness of vegetables and meatballs in a flavorful broth. With its versatility and comforting taste, it's sure to become a favorite in your household. So why not try making this Indonesian delight for your next meal?


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