Soto Kudus: Tiny Bowl is a Thew

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Soto Kudus is a soup that comes from Kudus. Kudus is a regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) in Central Java province in Indonesia. Its capital is Kudus. It is located east of Semarang, capital of Central Java. Soto Kudud, almost similar to the soup Lamongan, Soto Kudus contains shredded chicken and bean sprouts . [1] Sometimes also use meat soup sacred buffalo. More clear broth. [1]

Soto sacred tradition in its presentation has served in a small bowl of soup for one serving. Exactly the other soup, Soto Kudus accompanied chili and lime. [1] Soto Kudus dishes are not only to be found in Kudus, the current can also be found in various cities in Indonesia .

Soto Kudus: nobody uses beef because the Muslim in Kudus reverence for religion Hinduism, the cow is an animal which they consider sacred. However this is only a suggestion that came from Sunan Kudus . He taught Muslims to respect other religions, especially religion Hindu. Its caused when it was in Kudus many people are Hindus. This is a form of tolerance that has been taught by Sunan Kudus on religious adherents of Islam who live in Kudus. This Culture is still valid until today.

History of Kudus

The city of Kudus was something of an important Islamic holy city in the sixteenth century. It is the only place in Java that has permanently acquired an Arabic name (‘al-Quds’, Jerusalem). Sunan Kudus, one of the nine Wali Sanga, was said to have been the fifth imam (head) of the mosque of Demak and a major leader of the 1527 campaign against ‘Majapahit’, before moving to Kudus.

The Mosque of Kudus (Masjid Menara) which dates from this period, remains a local landmark to this day. It is notable for both its perseverance of pre-Islamic architectural forms such as Old Javanese split doorways and HinduBuddhist influenced Majapahit-style brickwork,[1] and for its name al-Manar or al-Aqsa. The date AH 956 (AD 1549) is inscribed over the mihrab (niche indicating the direction of Mecca).[2]

Contemporary Kudus

Most residents of Kudus are Javanese although there is an Indonesian Chinese minority in the city centre, as well as an Arab neighbourhood, Kudus Kulon, to the west of the city centre.

The city is considered the “birthplace” of the kretek clove cigarette, which is by far the most widely-smoked form of tobacco in the country. Haji Jamahri, a resident of the city, invented them in the 1880s, and the city remains a major centre for their manufacture.

A festival named Dandangan is held for about one week before Ramadhan, Muslim’s fasting month in Kudus Kulon.

Soto Kudus is one of the most famous soup in Kudus, Central Java. Soto is similar to regular chicken soup, but it feels more savory and delicious. Soto Kudus has 2 kinds of soup, chicken soup and soup namely buffalo
recipe 1


1 whole chicken, cut in half
1500 ml of water
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
3 cm ginger, crushed
2 stalk lemongrass, white part and crushed
3 tablespoons cooking oil

Spices needed:

5 pieces of red onion
1 teaspoon whole coriander
½ tsp pepper intact
2 cm turmeric


3 tablespoons fried onions
50 g bean sprouts
1 stalk celery, finely sliced
1 pc lemon, sliced 4
3 tablespoons soy sauce

How to make it:
Stir-fry garlic until fragrant, put spices, ginger, and lemongrass, stir until cooked.
Add chicken and stir continuously until chicken changes color.
Pour water. Cook until chicken is cooked over medium heat.
Remove the chicken from the pan and fry until crispy.
Torn chicken and set it in a bowl together with other complementary.
Sprinkle the sauce on top and serve.
Serve hot together complementary to 4-6 people.

Usually, when we eat Soto Kudus at the restaurant, The thew of Soto Kudus is serve with tiny bowl.  Moreover, we will find some foods to make Soto Kudus completed. These foods are : Tempe & tahu bacem, Telur puyuh (Quail Eggs), Jeroan (Viscera), perkedel (potato- meatball), etc

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