Indonesian Recipes

Spicy Steve's Indonesian Recipes

Soto Ayam Madura

(Madura Island style chicken soup)
A specialty chicken soup from the Indonesian Island of Madura located off the northwest coast of Java. Portable "Hawker" Food Stands are found all over Indonesia selling this popular soup. This is more of a complete meal than just a soup as it is served with lots of extras.

10 cloves garlic, crushes and chopped
1 X 3 ½ pd. chicken
5 ½ cups water
½ pound bean sprouts (blanched if you prefer them not too crispy)
3 oz. package dry rice vermicelli noodles or mung bean noodles
(soaked in cold water until they are soft)
1 Tbsp. sweet soya sauce (kecap manis)
1 ½ tsp. pepper
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. peanut oil
juice of 1 lemon or two small limes
3 hard boiled eggs, sliced
Green onions, crushed potato chips or prawn crackers and fried shallots to garnish

Let's Cook:
1. Crush into a paste 6 cloves of garlic, salt and pepper.

2. Cut chicken into joint size pieces and place into a pot with 5 ½ cups of water and bring to the boil.

3. Add the garlic paste and cook for 30 minutes. The liquid should be reduced to about 4 cups of broth.

4. Remove chicken and shred meat finely, discarding the bones and skin.

5. Fry the remaining garlic in oil until golden and add to soup.

6. Add lemon or lime juice and kecap manis to the soup, stir and serve.

In one large bowl, or several small soup bowls, build layers of noodles, bean sprouts, egg slices and chicken meat. Pour chicken broth into each bowl and garnish with crushed potato chips or prawn crackers, green onions and fried shallots to serve.