my colleague cannot find it at Ujung Pandang, the capital of
Sulawesi,which means that this soto or soup, is unique to Sabah.
You can find it at a chinese coffee shop next to Restaurant Melaka, at
Kampung Air, Kota Kinabalu.
At Kota Kinabalu, they give you the option of beef, chicken and cow's
stomach lining. This soto uses ground nut and rice water,which you can
mix with noodles or compacted rice(nasi impit). This is the daughter's
The original recipe for this is from Sandakan resident who was
formerly from Java island, not Sulawesi. There, they give you more
options, which include more internal organs. Somehow it tastes better
at Sandakan than at Kota Kinabalu.
There are other places offering soto Makasar at Kota Kinabalu but they
don't taste as close to the original as this particular stall.