Soto Padang is a traditional soup dish from the city of Padang, West Sumatra. It is made with a flavorful broth, tender meat, and a variety of herbs and spices. This dish is perfect for cold and rainy days or just whenever you’re in the mood for something warm and comforting.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make Soto Padang:
- 1 kg beef (preferably brisket or shank)
- 2 liters of water
- 3 kaffir lime leaves
- 2 stalks of lemongrass, bruised
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 4 cardamom pods
- 4 cloves
- 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds
- 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 6 shallots, thinly sliced
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon of ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon of galangal, minced
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 150 grams of bean sprouts
- 4 hard-boiled eggs, halved
- 2 tablespoons of fried shallots
- 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
Here are the steps to make Soto Padang:
- Cut the beef into bite-sized pieces and set aside.
- In a large pot, bring the water to a boil.
- Add the beef, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cardamom pods, cloves, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, and turmeric powder to the pot.
- Lower the heat and let it simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the beef is tender.
- In a separate pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat.
- Add the shallots, garlic, ginger, and galangal to the pan and sauté until fragrant and golden brown.
- Strain the broth to remove the herbs and spices, then add the sautéed shallots and garlic to the pot.
- Season with salt and sugar to taste.
- Divide the bean sprouts and hard-boiled eggs between four bowls.
- Ladle the hot broth and beef over the bean sprouts and eggs.
- Garnish with fried shallots, cilantro, and a wedge of lime.
- Serve hot and enjoy!
Here are the approximate nutrition facts for one serving of Soto Padang:
- Calories: 450
- Protein: 32g
- Fat: 25g
- Carbohydrates: 23g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 4g
- Sodium: 1400mg
Soto Padang is a delicious and comforting soup that is perfect for any occasion. It may take a few hours to prepare, but the result is well worth it. The flavorful broth and tender beef make for a satisfying meal that will warm you up from the inside out. Try making it at home and enjoy a taste of Padang in your own kitchen!