Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup is one of the traditional Jakarta dish with a savory and delicious coconut milk soup. The hallmark of Soto Betawi is its thick and savory soup, especially when compared to other types of soto. So many famous dish from Betawi, there are asinan betawi, gado-gado, semur jengkol, lontong sayur, etc., but Soto Betawi is the most famous dish. This one-of-a-kind soup dish is similar to most other regional specialties which uses beef or chicken as the main ingredient. Not only using meat, this soup also uses offal and some other beef parts. In processing, this dish also uses coconut milk and liquid milk, some add ghee to the sauce, it adds a unique taste of this traditional dish to be delicious and savory. The combination of coconut milk and liquid milk makes this dish has a unique taste. Coconut milk is a slightly thick milky white liquid that comes from grated coconut soaked in water, then squeezed and filtered. Coconut milk has a fatty flavor that can be used for cooking or for flavoring, thus making dishes savory. Milk is also one of the ingredients that makes this soup super creamy. Complemented with cuts of beef shank which is rich in protein. Not only that, slices of boiled potatoes, tomatoes, and lime also can be a complementary for Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup. You can see the recipe below.
Boil the coconut water, coconut milk and bay leaves.
Put the beef pieces in, stir until the meat is cooked. Then remove the meat from the coconut milk sauce.
Cut the beef so that the size is smaller.
Blend all the mashed ingredients, give a little water, then saute until fragrant.
Put the sauteed ingredients into the coconut milk sauce, add the beef pieces as well, then boil it.
After that, put in the liquid milk, ginger powder, salt, seasoning powder, and lemongrass. Bring to a boil again, and make sure it tastes as desired.
Serve Soto Betawi with Coconut Milk Soup alongside with chopped fresh tomatoes, steamed potatoes, green onions, fried onions, and lime.