Soto Ayam

by Afra Taidin, on Mon, June 25, 2018

Warm and nourishing, Soto Ayam is an Asian chicken soup that is brimming with spices and aromatics. A definite crowd-pleaser and an ideal dish for family gatherings.

"A hearty soto perfect for a Raya Open House!"


Soup ( A )
Half a Chicken
1 Sachet of Sup Bunjut ( an Asian Bouquet Garni )
6 Cloves of Garlic ( pounded to a paste )
5 cm Piece of Ginger ( pounded to a paste )
2 Stalks of Lemongrass ( bruised to release the flavour )
4 Litres of Water

Aromatics ( B )
1 Large Onion
3 Bulbs of Garlic
4 cm Ginger

Spices ( C )
1 Stalk of Cinnamon
4 Cardamom
1 Star Anise

Additional Soup Ingredients ( D )
4 Tbs Soto Soup Powder, mixed with 4Tbs Water
2 Tbs Oil
Salt to taste


1. Boil all the A ingredients.

2.Once chicken is cooked, remove it from the pot. When chicken is cool enough to handle, discard skin and bones and shred meat into bite-size pieces.

3. Blend B.

4. Heat up oil, fry C. Add in blended B. Fry till fragrant.

5. Add in D. Leave to simmer and cook for 5 minutes.

6. Add in A and the chicken pieces into the mixture.

7. Continue to simmer for 10 minutes. Season to taste.

Elevate your soto by adding some begedels before serving.

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