Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Soto Ayam @ SS3 Pasar Malam

Before I start on the food (most important to all our rumbling tummies), thanks to all your lovely comments and encouragement. I've started doing my replacement documents and it amazes me how easy it is to just get them without showing a copy of the police report! On another note, it's Splashie Boy's birthday today!!! Happy Birthday!!!! He's probably going to kill me for announcing it to everyone but hey, birthdays only come once a year so why not?



Okay, food food food! This is a food blog hence I'm sure you have been patient with my personal rantings but it's food that you all want. I had this really yummy Soto Ayam (Chicken Soup in Malay) last week during the Tuesday night market (Pasar Malam in Malay) at SS3. The night market in SS3 is pretty unique among all the popular ones in Petaling Jaya as it features a large variety of Indian, Malay plus Chinese stalls. Usually the night markets only seem to have Chinese stalls and if you go to everyone of them each day of the week, you usually find the same stalls i.e. the assam laksa man, the bake shop, Uncle Bob's chicken and etc.


Soto Ayam is essentially chicken soup with spices which originates from Indonesia. We get quite a lot of Indonesian influences since they are our neighbour plus we have a lot of foreign workers. This stall is really popular and sits at the corner near the Darul Ehsan mamak stall. Tables are placed behind it where you can enjoy your soto. You can have your soup with any type of noodles or if you're like me, the nasi impit which is compressed rice cakes.


There's a huge metal pot boiling away with the chicken soup that smells great with all the spices inside it - turmeric, lemongrass, bay leaves, pepper and etc. It's really chicken soup for the soul and the stall owner is an expert in ladling the soup in packets for people to take home. They serve their soup with a sprinkling of crunchy bean sprouts, some chicken parts plus shredded chicken. Really yummy and a steal at only RM2.50 a bowl. The Indonesian fellas who shared my rickety plastic table were seen ordering extra bowls of the soto after trying out one satisfying bowl.


The soto is not too spicy as the spices are more subtle hence if you want to add fire to your mouth, try this kick ass chili paste they had at their table. It looks lethal with all that green chilli padi (bird eye chillies)! If you're in the vicinity, do drop by and try one bowl of the soto ayam but leave room in your tummy for the yummy assam laksa (also available at SS4 and the other PJ pasar malam). The Indian stall I featured the last time is super popular - people were crowding around it to grab the ready made ragis even before they started unloading their cookware from their lorry.

Soto Ayam Stall
At the corner of Darul Ehsan Restaurant
Along Jalan SS3/64
Available every Tuesday from 4 pm onwards

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review


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7 comments:

Joan Chew said...

hey there! sorry to hear bad news about your cat! take it easy k! take care! =)

looking fwd to more food pics! =)

babe_kl said...

Happy Birthday Splashie Boy!!!!

fatboybakes said...

oh nooooo, boo, sorry to hear about your snatch thief incident, and also about your feline friend. glad to see that you are not physically injured, and are up and about again doing your fantastic foodie thingie.

KampungboyCitygal said...

Glad that your bad day has ended..Happy Bday to Splashie Boy wishing both of you a great day ahead~!

boo_licious said...

thanks joan! Congrats on graduating.

thanks so much babe.

fatboy - maybe u shld restart yr blog, that will cheer me up!

kampungboycitygal - thks for the well wishes.

fatboybakes said...

boo, u too kind la. well, recipe blog is updated, and there's also a fatboybakeslimitedition.blogspot.com...
your new camera pics not as nice as your old one hor, but still excellent though. if you didnt mention, i prob wouldnt have noticed.

boo_licious said...

fatboybakes - I saw! Even recognised one of your friends. The pixs above are the nicest so far - the white balance is really off. Very dissapointing camera.

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