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Indonesian Chicken Soto Listed Among World’s Top Ranking Soup

Ririe Ranggasari TEMPO.CO March 3, 2021

Jakarta – A bowl of warm soup can never go wrong, especially during colder days. CNN recently published a list of 20 best soups from around the globe. And Indonesia’s popular comfort food Chicken Soto or Soto Ayam is among the entries.

The rich composition of numerous herbs and spices, from fresh turmeric, star anise, cinnamon, lemongrass and lime leaves, creates a layered flavor and mouth-watering aroma.

Delicious shreds of chicken, slices of boiled eggs, fried shallots and thinly sliced chili and scallions as toppings complete the dish that has satisfied the tastebuds of millions of Indonesians and the world over.

Here is the complete list compiled by CNN.

  1. Banga – Nigeria
  2. Beef soup – Vietnamese
  3. Borscht – Ukraine
  4. Bouillabaisse – France
  5. Caldo verde – Portugal
  6. Chorba frik – Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia
  7. Chupe de camerones – Peru
  8. Gazpacho – Spain
  9. Peanut soup – West Africa
  10. Gumbo – United States
  11. Harira – Morocco
  12. Kharcho – Georgia
  13. Lanzhou beef soup – China
  14. Mohinga – Myanmar
  15. Menudo – Mexico
  16. Moqueca de camarao – Brazil
  17. Soto ayam – Indonesia
  18. Tom yum goong – Thailand
  19. Tonkotsu Ramen – Japan
  20. Yayla corbasi – Turkey


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