Chef’s Recommendation – Mutton Soup Kambing

Chef's Recommendation - Mutton Soup KambingMutton Soup – mutton bones, shanks or ribs are slow simmered with aromatic herbs and spices. Garnished with fried shallots and fresh cilantro, it is a hearty meal served with steamed rice. This flavorful soup – surprisingly earthy, satisfyingly meaty, elegant and subtle – will forever change the way you view soup. Oxtails are perfect in this recipe to make Sup Ekor, also called Sup Buntut [Oxtail Soup].

Recipe for Mutton Soup
Ingredients (Serves 10)

  • 2.5 lbs. mutton ribs, trimmed, cleaned
  • 5 oz: onions, peeled, chopped
  • 3/4 oz : garlic, peeled, crushed
  • 3/4 oz: green chillies, sliced
  • 1 oz: galangal (blue ginger), peeled, grounded
  • 2 oz: KNORR Perencah Seasoning Powder
  • 3 quarts : water
  • 1 oz: MAZOLA Corn Oil
  • 3/4 oz: ginger, peeled, grounded
  • 6 : black cardamom seeds, crushed
  • 3/4 oz: curry powder
  • 1/2 oz: white poppy seeds
  • 1 oz: coconut milk
  • 1/2 oz: white peppercorns, freshly grounded, to taste


  • onions, peeled, sliced, fried
  • spring onions, sliced
  • 10 spg : cilantro leaves, trimmed,


  • Place the mutton ribs, chopped onions and garlic, sliced chillies, galangal and perencah seasoning in a stock pot. Fill it with 3 litres of water. Bring to a boil and reduce to low heat. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours or until the mutton ribs is tender.
  • Gradually skim the fat with a spoon. Strain, keep the stock aside. Remove the mutton meat from the bones.
  • Cut the meat into small pieces and keep warm.
  • Heat corn oil in a soup pot over medium heat, add in grounded ginger, crushed cardamom seeds, curry powder and white poppy seeds and saute until fragrant.
  • Add in the coconut milk, the stock and the cooked mutton meat. Bring to a boil and reduce to low heat.
  • Simmer for 20 minutes and adjust seasoning.
  • Place the soup in 10 warmed soup plates and garnish with fried onion, sliced spring onions and coriander leaves.
  • Served with either bread or rice

Recipe submitted by Aaaron Siah
Recipe source – Yahoo Answers
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  1. Divi

    I tried this! It was amazing!

  2. Anonymous

    I become hungry if i see this.

  3. Anonymous

    Anybody know what can I replace the KNORR Perencah Seasoning Powder with? I don’t live in Sg/Malysia so hard to get it..

  4. Anonymous

    "perencah" seasoning itself is a stock or seasoning powder. so i think you can use chicken stock 🙂

  5. Anonymous

    Hi, need help! Where can I buy black cardamom seeds & white poppy seeds? I’ve been looking around but most shops I went to did not sell these 2 items. Pls advise. Anyway, you have a nice blog with so many wonderful recipies. Thumbs up for you. Thank you so much for sharing.

  6. Aaron

    I made this at home tonight. It was awesome! Very simple and absolutely delicious! Thanks a ton. Variation: added some freshly crushed peppercorns.