Asian style sweet potato soup

Asian style sweet potato soup

Love of soup

I am a big fan of soup. Any soup really. It is such an easy way to make a quick and healthy meal, it is perfect for using up leftover vegetables and it delicious too. What more can you want?

Take this beauty for example: it is very easy to prepare and to pimp it a bit from your ‘averaga’ sweet potato soup I added some Asian flavors. A bit of fish sauce, some lemon grass and voila dinner is ready.

Photography info

In terms of photography: This would be classified as a dark photo. I think a lot of people over complicate the dark photo concept. If you take this shot as an example I really didn’t do much other than use a dark background and  a dark napkin. It can really be that simple. Another thing I have noticed during our workshop is that it is very easy to think that underexposing your photo will get you a dark result. It doesn’t. It just makes the food look unappetizing.

This image is shot with backlighting. I was standing in front of our backdoor and used a old iron serving tray. What I like about this tray is that it has a fairly high edge. That means that there is some natural light blocking that occurs which works in this case. (it can be annoying too sometimes!) And that is literally all I did. Because the subject itself is fairly light I didn’t want to underexpose too much.

PrintAsian style sweet potatoe soup

Author: Adapted from Irena Macri

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2-3 people

Category: Soup

Method: Cooking


  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, chopped small
  • 2 tbsp of coriander stalks, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated lemon grass or one stalk, broken in three
  • 1 tsp grated galangal
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 large clove of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp of fish sauce
Read the whole recipe on Junglefrog Cooking