Tomato Soup

To be honest, this is the first soup I have made in Malaysia. As the weather is warm all the time, I did not have motivation to make such warming food as soup. I’m happy that I gave the tomato soup a try though.  

tomato soup

For me ‘tomato soup’ didn’t sound tasty. I believe that there are not many who enjoy eating boiled tomatoes. And the cold tomato soup that I tried in an Italian restaurant also didn’t leave me with good memories.

tomato soup

Besides of the all the negative impression, I chose to make the soup because of a chance to eat gorgeous soup in Johor Bahru. It was so delicious that everyone of us took a chance to refill the dish at least for a second round. From that soup I learned that even simple food can be served delicious with the right variety and proportion of spices. For this soup I used thyme as the main flavor. If you don’t like thyme, you should find another option for your taste.


For next time I would mix tomatoes with other vegetables, e.g. potatoes. I’m not sure if the sour taste was from the specific variety or all tomatoes are sour when boiled. 

Tomato Soup
for 2 persons
  1. 6 tomatoes
  2. half of onion
  3. 1 tbsp olive oil
  4. 1 grated carrot
  5. ~4 tbsp dried thyme
  6. ~1 tsp dried chili
  7. salt
  8. pepper
  9. shrimps and butter for decoration (optional)
  1. Cut crosses in tomatoes and put for few minutes in hot water. It will help to peal them after. Cut the peeled tomatoes.
  2. Place in a pot: olive oil, chopped onion, grated carrot, thyme, chili, slat and pepper. Stew over middle heat while softened. Add the tomatoes. Stew over low heat while tomatoes have disintegrated.
  3. Blend the soup while becomes smooth.
  4. You can serve with shrimps fried in butter.
Adapted from Garšīgi dzīvojam
Home Alone
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  1. Posted December 3, 2013 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    This recipe looks so simple and totally delicious.

    • Home Alone
      Posted December 3, 2013 at 8:22 am | Permalink

      Thank you Abbie! I’m glad that you liked it.

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