It Saturday morning, I woke up at 8 and had a terrible craving for Soto Ayam. Quickly had my shower and off to the wet market to buy all the ingredients. It took me a while to slowly pick and grab all the portions from the market since I never prepare Soto from scratch ;p
But, me being me, even though I had a list with me, I forgot to buy the main component, the Adabi nasi Himpit. [not all from scratch he he ]My saviour a.k.a my hubby had to go here and there, from shop to shop to find THE nasik himpit. or else we would have to settle on bihun. So x jadik la soto ayam.. ;p jadik bihun soto nanti..but he managed to come home with 2 packet of it.. Great!
Even though it sounds so easy to prepare it, believe me when I say it is soooo tedious to make Soto Ayam from scratch. I normally buy the Soto "rempah" and threw everything inside the pot and it would taste more like a chicken soup rather than a real Soto Ayam. As I said, it was tedious. I had to prepare the soup, the begedil, lining down the "rencah" aka carik ayam, frying the soo hon, slicing down everything, oh etc. I was rushing since we had a Raya date at my sis in law house at 1++. I was sweating all the time trying to cope with the timeline. Oh, baju x iron lagi, Adam x makan lagi, soto x siap lagi. tsk.
Finally, after 21/2 hr in the kitchen, my soto is served on the table. Phew!
And to my amaze, Alhamdulilah, Adam ate a bowl of it. Being known for his western appetite, it surprised me very much. and I'm Glad my hubby love it, in fact he added another bowl of it. It was yummeh to our own liking. As I always said it, this recipe is a keeper!!
Thanks CMG for sharing the recipe!! here's the link for those who wanna try it.
Oops.Missing in action in above pic is the begedils.
Macam cokodok kan? T_T