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Soto Kudus Mamin (Kudus Style Chicken Soup)

>> Saturday, December 13, 2008

... and, what is Mamin?

Mamin is how Dita's cute daughters call her. Yup, I got this recipe from Dita through her FaceBook.

I've made Soto Kudus before, but this one is different. Dita told me the secret of this chicken soup is in its garlic. This version using fried garlic instead of fresh one. And she was (and still is) right... the fried garlic made this chicken soup smack heavenly and the chili sauce, made it perfect. Yum!

Kudus is a city located in Central Java, Indonesia. The city of Kudus was something of an important Islamic holy city in the sixteenth century. It is the only place in Java that has permanently acquired an Arabic name ('al-Quds', Jerusalem). (Wikipedia)

According to Wikipedia Indonesia, original Soto Kudus is using chicken or buffalo meat because in Kudus there is a believing that to kill a cow is prohibited. So it can be said that Soto Kudus with beef is unoriginal.

I modified the way in making the shredded chicken. After shredding, I sprinkle with garlic powder and salt and bake them in oven. I made my own adjustment in spices amount according to the availability in my kitchen thus if you need the original one, you can ask Dita or I can send you by email.

Dita, thanks a lot for the recipe!

Soto Kudus Mamin (Kudus Style Chicken Soup)
Recipe by Dita, adapted by me

5 pieces chicken thighs (around 1 kg), skin out, clean
3 pieces of Indonesian bay leaves (daun salam)
2 knucklebones of fresh galangal, bruised
4 tbsp Indonesian sweet soy sauce
Salt, pepper and sugar as needed
Water to boil the chicken, as needed
Cooking oil for sautéing
Garlic powder for shredded chicken meat (not using in the original recipe)

Spices, grind or blend:
4 shallots + ½ purple onion (medium size)
2 tbsp friend garlic
5 candle nuts
2 knucklebones of fresh ginger, bruised and roasted

100 grams bean sprout, root out, clean
2 stalks of celery, finely sliced
2 stalks of green onion, finely sliced
Fried shallots (Dita used fried garlic)
Juice from one lime
Sweet soy chili paste

1. Boil chicken in a big pan together with Indonesian bay leaves and galangal. Boil until set.
2. Discard chicken from the pan. Shred when cold. Season with garlic powder and salt then bake in oven of 180°C until golden brown. Set aside.
3. Keep around 2 liter of broth. Add hot water when needed.
4. Heat small amount of oil in a skillet. Sauté the ground spices until fragrant. Add it to the chicken broth. Season with sweet soy sauce, salt, pepper and sugar. Mix well and cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from the heat.

Serving suggestion:
1. In a bowl, place shredded chicken meat, bean sprout, celery, green onion.
2. Ladle the hot broth. Garnish with fried shallot.
3. Serve hot with white steamed rice and sweet soy sauce chili paste.

Sambel Kecap (Sweet Soy Sauce Chili Paste)
Recipe by Dita, adapted by me

12 fresh red chilis
3 tsp fried garlic
2 tbsp Indonesian sweet soy sauce
Warm water as needed

Roughly grind chili and fried garlic in a stone mortar. Mix with sweet soy sauce and water.


Lina W. December 13, 2008 at 9:30 PM  

sotonya menggoda sekali nih Sef, apalagi buat udara dingin begini. sambalnya juga mantep sekali..

Judith December 13, 2008 at 11:06 PM  

Mau dunk sef .. nyam nyam banget buat penghangat perut sekaligus mengenyangkan ...*hayah*

Masih belum bisa masak yang njlimet, lagi repot :( kirimi Soto Sef :D

mycookinghut December 14, 2008 at 12:14 AM  

This looks absolutely delicious! Never tried it before.. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lidia Sianturi December 14, 2008 at 4:47 AM  

betul Sef..tambahan garlic bikin mantafffffff...
btw, seneng sama sendoknya...

Lisa December 14, 2008 at 6:20 AM  

Gue jadi kepengen soto nih. Ayo tanggung jawab lo udah pasang-pasang foto menggoda gini. Anak gue ntar ileran nih...hhuhuhuhu...


Elsye December 14, 2008 at 12:39 PM  

sammmaaaa..ilerannnn..hiihihihi kapan2 gue contek yeee

Yasmeen December 14, 2008 at 7:16 PM  

Winter warming Chicken soup looks very inviting,I like the sweet soy chili paste with it:)

Kitchen Flavours December 15, 2008 at 5:59 AM  

Wow looks inviting.

Lore December 15, 2008 at 8:57 AM  

I haven't seen anything quite like this but my tummy is already growling haha :).
Goergeous pics Sefa, they are so crisp!

Mochachocolata Rita December 16, 2008 at 10:23 AM  

hihi fried garlic, mantap!!!! kita sering pake fried garlic kalo hotpot in winter...tapi abis itu dilarang berbicara satu dengan yang lain dalam radius 1 meter hihihik

Indonesia-Eats December 17, 2008 at 6:35 PM  

gw naksir sambalnya boo

jesse December 18, 2008 at 2:29 AM  

Fried garlic makes everything better! Your soto looks sooooo fresh and light and mantap baaaanget!! Terus ditambah sambalnya, waahhhh ngga tahan nih, mau!!

A.G December 18, 2008 at 12:40 PM  

naksir baskom n sendoknya Sef wekekeke.. beli dimana tuh ya.. excotic banget *bener ga nulisnya *

Nyoman Irafani December 18, 2008 at 5:01 PM  

ya kak thx ats informasinya.....

tp aku niatnya klo mo bkn blog masakan ambil dari buku truz dari situs2 trprcaya yang dah ada resepnya, tapi akan kucoba utk bkn resep sendiri....

btw knapa kakak pke bhs inggris???? biar bisa dilihat oleh smua orang???

A.G December 18, 2008 at 8:11 PM  

skg gantian Sefa ngilangin SBnya :(
why ? kl sekedar mampir nyapa kan gampang pk SB say

Retno Prihadana December 19, 2008 at 9:08 AM  

Yang ini dunkk, fotonya mantabbbb, dah terkagum-kagum waktu liat di flickr. Aku sukaaaa banget, sendoknya juga :)

Isha December 22, 2008 at 10:27 AM  

bener2 bikin ngiler nih Sef

Y January 30, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

What a great looking soto. Love that first picture!

Manyaro January 31, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

selamat yah udah menang di dmbligt Sefa! fotonya keren abis!

Vania January 31, 2009 at 3:33 PM  

Dear Sefa,
Congratulations! langganan menang :) Keren banget Fa.

Elsye January 31, 2009 at 5:25 PM  

sefaaa selamett ya darlingg...hihihi kerennnnnn !!!

tartasacher February 1, 2009 at 1:03 PM  

Hello Sefa:
Delicious recipe. Congratulations winner photographic event. Your foto is very, very wondefurl, also your all recipes.

azfaAZ February 1, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

wah mabk dita harus ditodong bikin soto kotaku nih... :)

tika hapsari nilmada November 3, 2011 at 2:03 PM  

Thanks for the link, Sefa ! Lovely photo. You won DMBLGiT or Click award with this photo, right ? I'll the recipe soon.

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