Borscht Soup – Hong Kong Style Recipe

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There are a few variations of Borscht Soup and Borscht Soup originated from Ukraine. The main flavor of a borscht soup is sour. The version you are about to learn here is the Hong Kong style where the main ingredients is tomatoes. My borscht soup recipe will produce a rich, tangy, and beefy soup with a good balance of sourness from tomato.
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Type of Borscht Soup

Ukraine Borscht

  • Made with bone or meat stock as a base, with beet sour, vegetables like cabbage, carrots, onions, tomatoes, turnip parsley roots, etc, and some aromatic herbs and spices.

Russian Borscht

Moscow Borscht

– This borscht is served with pieces of beef, ham, and Vienna Sausages.

Siberian Borscht

– with meatballs

Pskov Borscht

– with dried smelt (a type of fish) from local lakes.

Lenten Borscht

– with marinated Kelp

Navy Borscht

– the vegetables are cut into square or diamond shape instead of julienned


Ukraine Borscht Soup

Polish Borscht

The distinctive characteristic of their borscht is ruby-colored beetroot bouillon, made with meat and vegetable stock with wild mushroom broth and beet sour.

polish borscth soup

Cold Borscht

It is believed that this version of borscht originated from Lithuania, comes in bring pinkishly color, consist of beet sour, or beet juice with sour cream, buttermilk, kefir, yogurt or sour milk as the base, boiled with beetroot, green onions, radish, and cucumbers. As the name says, they are served cold.

Without Beets

Borscht soup without beets is made by adding sour-tasting ingredients, such as sour cream, sorrel vegetables, fermented flour or wheat with water, whey, buttermilk, and animal blood mixed with vinegar.

Chinese Borscht Soup

The Chinese Borscht Soup originated from Harbin but made famous in Hong Kong with the main ingredients of tomatoes and beef broth.

Author have a say…

I have always like to order myself a bowl of borscht soup whenever I visited at Hong Kong cafe. In Hong Kong, they are famously known as “lou song tang”. Some of them serve really a well-cooked soup, some of them are terrible. Borscht Soup contains lots of ingredients, and it is pretty straightforward to make them yourself at home. Though the ingredient list is pretty similar to minestrone soup, as both of them are tomato-based soup. However, they do taste pretty different to your palate. My version of borscht soup will not disappoint you, Promise!

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Hong Kong Style Borscht Soup Recipe

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Ethan Wong
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Hong Kong Borscht Soup is the borscht without beets, yes, there are a few varieties of borscht soup and the Hong Kong Style uses tomato and ketchup as the main ingredients.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine Asian, Chinese, Fusion
Difficulty Medium
Servings 6 people


  • 400 g Beef (shank, loin, or round can be used)
  • 200 g Carrot
  • 150 g Onion (white)
  • 50 g Potato
  • 400 g Tomato
  • 150 g Celery
  • 40 g Garlic
  • 40 g Ginger
  • 300 g Tomato Paste
  • 300 g Ketchup
  • 2 pcs Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 5 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 liters Water
  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
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  • Cut beef into a cube.
  • Clean and peel the carrot, white onion, potato, celery, garlic, and ginger.
  • Cut the carrot, white onion, potato, tomato, ginger, and celery into uniform size for soup cooking.
  • Crush garlic.
  • Prepare the other ingredients accordingly.


  • With a soup pot, preheat cooking oil.
  • Add ginger and fry to aromatic.
  • Add beef cubes and sear.
  • Add tomato paste and then add water.
  • Add carrot, white onion, potato, tomato, celery, garlic, ketchup, bay leaf, and black pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer.
  • Keep covered and simmer for 4 hours.
  • Season with salt and sugar.
  • Dissolves seasoning.
  • Add oregano and thoroughly mix.
  • Remove from heat and serve.



Calories : 410kcalCarbohydrates : 47gProtein : 16gFat : 19gSaturated Fat : 6gCholesterol : 47mgSodium : 1364mgPotassium : 1300mgFiber : 6gSugar : 32gVitamin A : 7276IUVitamin C : 31mgCalcium : 112mgIron : 4mg
Allergy : Meat
*These Nutritional Values have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration
Keyword beef soup, beef tomato soup, Borscht Soup, Borscht Soup without Beets, Russian Borscht Soup, Soup Recipe

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