Soto Ayam

Spicy Chicken with Noodles

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 30

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

As the ancestors of many Malay Singaporeans originally came from Java, it’s not surprising that this Javanese noodle soup is found at most Singapore food centres. It’s ideal as a light luncheon dish or even as a starter.


  • 1 large fresh chicken (about kg/3 lbs)
  • 8 cups (


  1. Prepare the Lontong, Crispy Fried Shallots and Sambal Belachan by following the instructions.
  2. Place the chicken and water in a pot and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  3. While the chicken is simmering, make the Spice Paste. Grind the candlenuts,