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Soto, Simply Irresistible

2 March 2010 881 views One Comment

Same Name, Different Taste

Soto,coto or sroto is a typical Indonesian food made from meat and vegetable broth. The most commonly meat used are chicken and beef, though pigs and goats are also used in some regions. Various regions in Indonesia have their own kind of soto, with different content, for example, Kediri Soto, Madura soto, Betawi soto, Padang soto, Bandung soto, Sokaraja soto, Banjar soto, Makassar Coto . Soto was also named after the meat/main content used, such as chicken soto, tripe soto, goat soto. Soto has many similarities with soup.

Betawi Soto


Kediri Soto



There are many kinds of soto in Indonesia, each has different way of serving. Soto could be served with various toppings, such as crackers,
emping melinjo, chili sauce, peanut sauce, and others. And also with other additional such as pindang egg satay, noddle, shells satay, shrimp, lime, koya (mixture pile of crackers with garlic),etc.

Kudus Soto


Madura Soto



Since the staple food of Indonesia is rice, soto is usually served with rice as the main menu. However, there are differences in using rice as the main menu . Most soto are served with rice separately, like Betawi Soto, Padang Soto, and others. The soto which are served along with rice mixed in is for example Kudus Soto and chicken soto. There are also soto which are served with lontong or cooked rice wrapped in banana leaves, for example Makassar Coto. Moreover, there is also soto which using noddles instead of rice,like Bogor Noddle Soto.

Banyumas Soto


Shrimp Soto



In case you wonder, here is a list of several kinds of soto in Indonesia according to the region:

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  • Nusantara Buffalo Sate said:

    […] of the unique culinary of Kudus, other than Soto Kudus, and Lentog, is the Buffalo Satay. I don’t really know whether there are other places […]

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