Soto Betawi (Jakarta)

Soto Betawi 

– 1/2 kg beef lung
– 1 ltr fresh milk
– 1 tomato, dice
– 1 spring onion
– 1 celery
– 2 tbs canola oil
Grounded ingredients:
– 1 shallot
– 5 cloves garlic
– 3 candlenuts
– 1 tsp pepper
– 3 kaffir lime leaves
– 2 lemongrass
– 1 cinnamon
– 2 cardamom
– 1 star annised
– 1 tbs salt
– 1 1/2 tbs sugar
– 1 tsp chicken powder
– Crackers
– Carrot and cucumber pickles  (1 carrot & 1 cucumber, cut dice, mix with 2 tbs sugar, 1/2 tbs salt and 2 tbs vinegar in warm water, let it for about 1 hr or more) .
– fried shallot
– warm rice
Preheat oil in a pan. Stir fry grounded ingredients, kaffir lime leaves and lemongrass. Set aside.
Boil beef lung in 2 lt. water until tender. Let it cool and then cut dice.
Boil 1 lt. water, then add beef lung, stir fry ingredients, star anise, cardamom, cinnamon, sugar and salt. Cook for about 30 minutes.
Add fresh milk and chicken powder. Let it boil.
Ready to serve.

Taoge Goreng (Betawi/Jakarta) / Fried Bean Sprout

Toge Goreng


Toge goreng is one of indonesian traditional food, usually find in Jakarta and Bogor. Even the name is fried bean sprout, it doesn’t mean the food is fried. Only the tofu that was fried actually. It has rice cube, egg noodle and bean sprout of course with sauce made from oncom and tauco (all made from soy bean).  The taste should be salty, sour and sweet. As Indonesian food has rich flavour.

Let’s just try it out!

Toge Goreng 2




Mie Kangkung

It was one of my favourite food for lunch when i still work for my old company. I used to buy it at ITC Kuningan food court. The one and only place that I know which sold yummy mie kangkung 🙂 But when I search for mie kangkung recipe, I found out one place which sold mie kangkung called mie kangkung betawi and soto betawi ariyani, which located at Kemang Pratama – Bekasi. Maybe I should try this place when i come back to Jakarta. For now, I have to pleased with my homemade mie kangkung. lol. The unique taste of mie kangkung made me fall in love with this kind of food. You should put the lime so it has sweet and a little bit sour taste which made it so fresh and healthy. You should eat it when it still hot. Let’s just try it out!


  • 200 gr  prawn (optional)
  • 200 gr  chicken, diced
  • 100 gr  dried prawn, soak, drain
  • 5 cloves shallot
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 red chilli
  • 2 tbs corn flour + 5 tbs water mixed together
  • 1 L water
  • salt and  pepper to taste
  • 1 tbs oyster sauce
  • 2 tbs sweet soy sauce
  • 300 gr  sweet tauco
  • egg noodle
  • kangkong/kangkung
  • quail egg/egg
  • dried shallot


  1. Ground shallot, garlic and red chilli. Stir fry grounded ingredients until fragrant come out. Pour into dried prawn, chicken and prawn, cook until the colour change. Add oyster sauce, sweet soy sauce, sweet tauco and water.
  2. Let it boiled and chicken tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add corn flour mixture and cook until it thick.
  4. Boil egg noodle, kangkong/kangkung, quail egg/egg separately.
  5. How to serve : Put egg noodle, kangkong/kangkung, quail egg/egg in a bowl. Pour the sauce on the top of it.
  6. If you like it a bit sour and hot, you could add lime juice and sambal.
  7. Ready to serve.