Malaysian Potato, Carrot and Tomato Soup - Malaysia ABC Soup

Malaysian potato carrot and tomato soup

The Spruce


  • 4 hrs
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yield: serves 2
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This soup is called ABC soup because it is super easy to prepare, as simple as ABC!

Soups generally taste nicer if you use a double boiler - a 2 tiered soup pot with the bottom pot filled with water. The soup in the upper pot is steamed by the boiling water in the bottom pot. This gentler way of cooking soup releases the flavors from the ingredients gradually and the result is a sweeter tasting soup.

If you haven't got a double boiler, just simmer the soup on the lowest heat possible.

This recipe serves 2.

What You'll Need

  • 1 lb chicken pieces with bones
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 quartered medium tomato
  • 1 peeled and thickly sliced ​medium onion
  • 1 tsp crushed peppercorn
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt to taste

How to Make It


Put the chicken pieces in a pot with just enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil. Pour away the water. Rinse the chicken under the tap to get rid of any blood or other impurities.


Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch cubes. If they are not immediately used, soak them in water so they do not turn black.

Cooking the Soup

  1. Fill a double boiler or a soup pot with 4 cups of water. Put in the prepared chicken and boil over medium heat. Once the water boils, remove any impurities on the surface with a ladle. Turn the flame to low.
  1. Add the onions, tomato, carrots, and peppercorn. Simmer on very low heat for about 2 hours.
  2. Drain the water from the potatoes. Add them into the soup 30 minutes before the soup is ready.
  3. Add salt to taste, and enjoy!
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 742
Total Fat 31 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 190 mg
Sodium 395 mg
Carbohydrates 49 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Protein 66 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)