Delicate Chicken Soup Recipe

Delicate Chicken Soup Recipe

(Soto Ayam)

Ingredients : Serves 5

1.5 kg chicken

2 teaspoons salt

1 stalk celery

1 onion

2 slices fresh ginger, bruised

2 cloves garlic, bruised

60 g glass noodles

1 1/2 cups fresh bean sprouts

Few whole peppercorns

 

Garnish

2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

3 scallions, chopped finely

 

Method :

Put the chicken into a large pot with cold water just enough to cover it. Add salt, peppercorns, onion, ginger, celery and garlic. Bring the pot of water to the boil. Then reduce heat and cover with a lid. Simmer gently for 35-40 minutes. Cool to likewarm, strain. Remove the skin and bones of the chicken and cut the flesh into small pieces. While the chicken is being cooked, soak the glass noodles in hot water, drain and dip into boiling water for about 8 minutes. Darin in a colander and cut into short lengths of about 4 inches. Add to strained broth together with the chicken pieces. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Put bean sprouts into soup tureen and pour the boiling broth over to soften it. Garnish top with chopped eggs and scallions. Serve immediately while still hot.

 

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