Actually this food’s name is ‘Soto’ with the region name following after. In general, the name ‘Soto’ is a food name. There are many kinds of Soto available in several regions in Indonesia. In other words, there are various kinds of ‘Soto’ available in Indonesia depends on its origin or region. One of them is Soto Medan. In this context, one of the various type of ‘Soto’ available in Indonesia available from Medan. So, Soto Medan is one of the various name of ‘Soto’ where it is originated and famous from Medan, one of large cities exist in Indonesia. Medan is located in the North Sumatera province.
According to the information from Wikipedia in this link, Soto Medan is a cuisine consisting of meat pieces, mostly chicken meat, beef meat and innards. Another type of meat may exist such as pork but in term of ‘halal food’ whereas most Indonesian people are moslems it is rare to have it in a Soto.
It is served with added coconut milk. As an additions, it is also served with potato croqutte. The potato croquette is called as ‘perkedel’ in Indonesian word. For more information about potato croquette or ‘perkedel’, it is available in this link. Moreover, the meat pieces are fried before being served or mixed.
Further information about Soto Medan is that the ingredients are coconut milk, lime leaves, lawang flower, galangal, lemongrass, red onion, white onion, coriander, caraway, black pepper, ginger, turmeric, sugar and salt to enrich the taste. As the ingredients listed, it has an unique taste because of the concentrated coconut milk and also various herbs and spices included in the process for making it. So, the broth for the soto itself will have a bright yellow color and it is very tasty.