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I was hosting soup lunch event at Leipzig book on Thursday 12 March 2015. It seems everyone enjoyed the soup – spinach and grated carrot soup with a touch of coconut, lemon grass, ginger and basil inspired from Sop Bobor from central Java.
With a little imagination we can create variety and introduce fresh ideas using familiar and local ingredients. Replacing rice, pasta or potatoes with sweet potatoes or corn as an alternative carbohydrate is one. Another is to incorporate local tropical fruits and vegetables into European dishes, for spectacular results. Exploring new ideas with local ingredients will surprise your guests – and the preparation is not difficult.