Monday, November 19, 2007

Soto Makasar of Kota Kinabalu

This soto Makasar is based on the soto found in Celebes(Sulawesi) but

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
hawker stall.

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.

3 comments:

Sirius B said...

Hmmm I miss all the soto in KK. Nothing beats the soto there. Soto in Peninsular tastes like 'tak cukup garam' and no 'soto' flavor - taste like plain soup. Even the soup is clear, unlike those found in Sabah.

You should try go to Inanam Town and look for Restoran Taufik - they also sell Soto. Everytime I go back, I will surely drop by that place.

Jiwa Matahari said...

Actually, you can find Coto Makassar all over Indonesia, especially in in Makassar (previously known as Ujung Pandang, the capital of South Sulawesi province) where it originated from. All of us know it's from Makassar and that Coto Makassar is a specialty of South Sulawesi, even if the vendor was a Javanese, Malay, Dayak, etc
:)

Jiwa Matahari said...

Actually, you can find Coto Makassar all over Indonesia, especially in in Makassar (previously known as Ujung Pandang, the capital of South Sulawesi province) where it originated from. All of us know it's from Makassar and that Coto Makassar is a specialty of South Sulawesi, even if the vendor was a Javanese, Malay, Dayak, etc
:)