Indonesian Cuisine: Sop Kikil

Besides the meat, there are other parts of a cow that we can actually cook. Today we will talk about Sop Kikil, a popular dish from Surabaya. If you love Indonesian cuisine, you should not miss this one. It is made of the hoofs or feet. It is used to enhance the flavor, but the dish still uses traditional spices in order to improve the taste. This may sound strange, but the hoofs can actually be cooked into various dishes, including this one.

Before making a proper judgment, it is better that you visit one of the stalls and taste this food. It is very delicious. At least if you are into Asian cuisine and know how rich it tastes, you will fall in love with this food. It uses similar ingredients to other Indonesian dishes, but still has a unique flavor. The meat is also added while cooking, anyway. The longer it is cooked, the tender the meat will be. Besides the hoofs, you also need to prepare for the spices, including garlic, ginger, pepper, cloves, and salt.

Sop Kikil

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Sop Kikil also uses a variety of vegetables, such as carrots and tomatoes. Well, they are not only fresh, but also good for health. On top of that, they also contribute to the taste of this food. Sop Kikil is best eaten hot. You can eat it with cooked rice which has become a staple food in Indonesia. There are many additional ingredients that you can buy to enrich its taste.

You will need some potatoes. Boil them and then fry before you add the slices into the soup. Leek is also needed to make it better. Other important ingredients are chili, onions, and celery. If you want to make it on your own, you can find a recipe in a cookbook or online. There are so many recipes to be found on the internet. One of the most important steps in cooking Sop Kikil is the boiling of the meat. It takes longer before it becomes very tender.






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