Soto ayam

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Soto ayam
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Soto ayam
Course Main
Place of origin Indonesia[1][2]
Region or state Nationwide
Creator Indonesian cuisine[2]
Serving temperature Hot
Main ingredients Chicken in spicy light turmeric soup
Cookbook: Soto ayam  Media: Soto ayam

Soto ayam is a yellow spicy chicken soup[3] with lontong or nasi himpit or ketupat (all compressed rice that is then cut into small cakes) and/or vermicelli[4] or noodles, commonly found in Indonesia,[1][2] Singapore,[5] and Suriname. Turmeric is added as one of its ingredients to get yellow chicken broth. It is probably the most popular variant of soto, a traditional soup commonly found in Indonesian cuisine. Besides chicken and vermicelli, it can also be served with hard-boiled eggs, slices of fried potatoes, Chinese celery leaves, and fried shallots. Occasionally, people will add "koya", a powder of mixed prawn crackers with fried garlic or orange colored spicy sambal, krupuk or emping is a very common topping.


Different regions have their own variation of this dish, for instance:

  • Soto Ambengan, originated from Ambengan, Surabaya. Soto Ambengan is famous for its delicious koya topping.
  • Soto Banjar
  • Soto Kudus
  • Soto Medan

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Soto Ayam at Malioboro Country". 
  2. ^ a b c "Indonesian Chicken Noodle Soup (Soto Ayam)". 
  3. ^ Von Holzen, H.; Arsana, L. (2013). Authentic Recipes from Indonesia. Tuttle Publishing. p. 53. ISBN 978-1-4629-0535-5. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  4. ^ Harpham, Z.; Books, M. (2004). The Essential Wok Cookbook. Murdoch Books. p. 34. ISBN 978-1-74045-413-1. Retrieved Feb 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Singapore Chicken Soto Soup (Singapore Soto Ayam)". 

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