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Title: Ciorbă  
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Subject: Romanian cuisine, Borș de burechiușe, Borș (bran), Moldovan cuisine, Sour soup
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A bowl of ciorbă
Course Entrée, Main course
Place of origin Romania (or Turkey)
Main ingredients Water, vegetables, borș, spices
Variations Made with meat, fish, or liver
Cookbook: Ciorbă 

Ciorbă (Romanian pronunciation: ), from Persian shorba (شوربا), via the Turkish word çorba, is a general Romanian word describing sour soups consisting of various vegetables and meat. Most Romanians differentiate between "supă" (soup) and "ciorbă" by the fact that supă has no added acid and is usually clear (there's only one exception), while ciorbă may contain a wide variety of sour ingredients, usually lemons, borș, or zeamă de varză acră (sauerkraut juice). In Moldavia, the word borș means simply any sour soup.[1][2] Lovage is a frequent addition.

Beef ciorbă served with sour cream and hot chili

Types of ciorbă include:

See also


  1. ^ Teorii de istorie culinară (Romanian)
  2. ^ "Ciorba or Bors". World Food (in Română). 

External links

  • Make your own Bors
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