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Last updated: Oct 19, 2015 — Published: Oct 19, 2015 — By: Anita — Leave a Comment
All right, it’s time for another Indonesian soto. As an Indonesian, I have lost count of how many varieties of soto we have. There are 33 provinces in Indonesia, I am pretty sure that there must at least be one soto to each province, so at the minimum we must have at least 33 different varieties of soto, since I know that some provinces have more than one soto. I seriously think that if someone were to open a restaurant offering nothing else but the different soto that we have, it would definitely be a big hit.
Today’s soto is from the city of Kediri (where else, duh?) in the province of East Java. This city was the capital of Kediri kingdom, an ancient Hindu kingdom. Over the course of history, it became part of Singhasari, Majapahit, Demak, and Mataram kingdoms. Okay, I should stop there since I am not a historian, hehe. Now for the more exciting stuff, do you know that if you ever visit Kediri, you should buy tofu? Yup, this is the city famous for the tahu kuning, a tofu with yellow colored skin, firmer than regular white tofu, and when fried, the skin will be crispy while the flesh will still be soft and tender. And if tofu is not your thing, then try their soto. A good bowl of soto is really irresistible, it is especially good when the weather starts to turn cold. Even in Indonesia where the temperature almost never dips below 26 Celsius (78 Fahrenheit), we would never ever turn down piping hot bowl of soto, even when we ended up drenched in sweat after slurping down the whole thing.
Author: Anita Jacobson
Categories: One Dish Meal Soup
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins