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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Soto Ayam (Yellow Spicy Chicken Soup) 马来香料鸡汤

During Ramadan (fasting month), I am continuing cooking Malay cuisine. This time I get my hands on this Soto Ayam, one of the chicken soup that my family like. When we visit Malay's friend house during Raya (Muslim New Year), if we see they serve this Soto ayam, sure we enjoyed very much.

The recipe is rather long, so I have to split into two part. Yesterday i shared with you the bergedil (potato patties) . Today i share with you how to make the chicken stock and the rest.
These are part of the ingredients used. I reduced the amount of spices used, as we are not use to too strong spices taste of chicken soup.

Use kampong chicken (free range chicken) for best chicken soup..

Remember to rub the cooked chicken with some salt, after deep fried, it was yummy!

Easy ketupat using store bought ready pack, just need to boil it. Allow few hours to completely cool down before slice.

Deep fry glass noodles (So on), do not wash it before fry.

This sambal kicap is a must. I add many spoons of this sambal when I enjoy the Soto, simply Shiok!

My family enjoyed this Soto Ayam very much, yum!

Soto Ayam (Yellow Spicy Chicken Soup) 马来香料鸡汤 
*serve 5
A) 1 packet of Ketupat (rice cake), boiled for 90mins (followed to the instruction on the package), cool down for at least 3 hours before slice.

B)To make the chicken stock 

1kg chicken ( I use kampong chicken (free range chicken), about 3 large pieces) 

Blend into spices paste
1 onion
5 garlic
10 shallots
½” ginger
1 sprig of parsley leaves (daun soup)
5 candlenut ( buah keras)
1tsp coriander seeds (biji ketumbar)
1tsp cumin powder (jintan putih)
1tsp fennel powder (jintan manis) 

1tbsp white peppercorns, crush coarsely
1 small cinnamon stick (kulit kayu manis)
1 star anise (bunga lawang)
3 Cloves (bunga cengkih)
3 cardamom (buah pelage)
2tsp salt or to taste
2.5lt water 


  1. Heat 3tbsp cooking oil in a stock pot, sauté spices paste till aroma.
  2. Add in all other spices (except peppercorns) and chicken, lightly fry till colour changed.
  3. Add in water and bring to boil. Once boiled, add in peppercorns and salt, and change to low heat, simmer for an hour.
  4. Remove chicken and drained, rub with some salt. Set aside the soup.
  5. Once chicken has cooled down, deep fry till golden brown. Shredded the chicken meat and set aside.

C) Sambal kicap ( sweet soy sauce chili sauce) 

10 small green chilies, chopped finely
2 garlic, chopped
3tbsp kicap manis (sweet soy sauce)
3 tbsp Soto stock (from above)
Juice from 3 kasturi limes 

Method- mix all together, adjust the seasoning by adding more sweet soy sauce or lime juices 

D) Pegedil (potato patties), refer recipe here

E) 70g glass noodles (soon), deep fry without washing with water, store in air-tight container

F)) fried peanuts, chopped parsley leaves, fried shallots, bean sprout (taugeh) 

To serve- add fried glass noodles, fried shredded chicken, ketupat and bean sprouts in a serving dish, scoop stock over, top with pegedil, peanuts, chopped parsley, fried shallots and sambal kicap, enjoy! 

Recipe adapted from Amie'sLittle Kitchen with minor changes, by Sonia a.k.a Nasi Lemak Lover


Joceline Lor said...

zoom, Sonia, kita buka puasa sama sama malam ini !
Mee ini nampak sungguh sedapnya ...... :) :)

eileenlml.blogspot.com said...

我也来一起buka puasa,哈哈哈哈!
很好吃的样子,best la

PH said...

I also want to join Joceline to buka puasa at your house hah..hah...hah....

Veronica said...

Looks like a labourious dish, Sonia. But certainly looks delicious. Can I come to join you and the gangs for buka puasa?

Karen said...

Sedapnya... ^^

Li Shuan said...


Mel said...

Wish Ican learn to cook this but.....alamak...banyak nak prepare and buat! Wish I can order from you a plate..... thumbs up to you.

Wordsmith said...

Yummy!!! Great idea for hari raya. I was going to make Mat Gebu's Nasi Air Siam (done it a few times dy) but I think you have changed my mind to go for soto instead :D

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...


Somewhere in Singapore said...

Must ask Mama Kuching to come look...

Ana Regalado said...

Sonia , the fried chicken on its own looks mouthwatering :D Not only the chicken soup looks delicious but gorgeous , too !

Baby Sumo said...

Sonia, I super love soto! When go to open house and they have this, I will always have a few helpings. Hehe! Thx for the recipe, will attempt next mth when I have more time.

mayck-law. Blogspot.com said...

Sonia, 这需要这么多的材料, 看了有些怕怕的! 哈哈。。。

Copycake kitchen said...

Hor liao ler! I want to eat too :)

Victoria Bakes said...

A dish that I never faily to eat in school canteen during primary school... It's sad I cannot find decent mee soto in Beijing... Maybe u should come and open a restaurant. I will stick around everyday

Tim said...

This soup looks so tasty! I bet a whole list of spices can be added to really enhance the taste. Thanks for sharing!

QembarDelites said...

Too much work for me lol! I think I'll just drool over your delicious soto ayam:D

Tracy Low said...


ann low said...

I love mee soto but what we have here is quite simple. Not so much ingredients like yours :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

I never have mee soto before, very interesting way of preparing it, ketupat plus fried mee hoon.

Hippomama Lai said...

my favorite malay food~!!! Especially with load of sambal kicap!

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...


Small Kucing said...

interesting...a lot of ingredients wor... yum

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