Regional Dishes in Indonesia

Indonesian cuisine often demonstrates complex flavour acquired from certain ingredients and bumbu spices mixture. Indonesian dishes have rich flavours; most often described as gurih (savory which equate to umami) and pedas(hot and spicy), and also combination of basic tastes such as manis (sweet), asin (salty), asam (sour) and pahit (bitter). Five main Indonesian cooking methods are goreng (frying), bakar (roasting) or panggang (grilling), tumis (stir frying), rebus (boiling) and kukus (steaming).

Soto Ambengan

Posted at 29 Sep 2014

Soto Ayam Ambengan is one of the typical food of Surabaya city.

In contrast to Soto Ayam from other regions in Indonesia, Surabaya typical food color is dark yellow broth for wearing turmeric in the making.


Soto Ayam Ambengan name is derived from the depot Soto Ayam Pak Sadi Ambengan located at Jalan Surabaya. Soto Ayam Pak Sadi depot has been established since 1970 and is famous for its distinctive flavor sotonya Koya. Because of the delicacy of his famous chicken soup, then the general public to call all the typical chicken soup as Soto Ayam Ambengan Surabaya.