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Exploring Malang's Legendary Soto Joints: A Culinary Journey

Sunday, 03 December 2023 - 04:24
Exploring Malang's Legendary Soto Joints: A Culinary Journey A set o mouth-watering Soto. (Photo: Edgunn/Freepik)

TIMES JAZIRAH, JAKARTA – Malang, a city renowned for its rich culinary heritage, offers a delightful array of traditional dishes. One that stands out prominently is Soto, a hearty soup brimming with flavorful broth, tender meat, and aromatic spices.

This chicken soup has managed to steal the not only the locals' heart but also the tourists. Here's a glimpse into five legendary Soto establishments that have been tantalizing taste buds for decades.

1. Soto Daging Rahayu

Established in 1928, Soto Daging Rahayu has been serving its delectable cicken soup for three generations. Located at Gang 7 Number 14, Mergosono Village, Kedungkandang, Malang, this establishment has mastered the art of consistency. The soup boasts a savory taste with a robust blend of spices, making it a culinary destination in the city. For just IDR 20,000, you can indulge in the flavors of this iconic soup.

2. Soto Basket

With a history dating back approximately 79 years since its opening in 1944, Soto Basket has become a legend in Malang. Initially situated in the heart of Malang, which is now Gajahmada Plaza, this eatery earned its name due to its proximity to a basketball court.

Now located near the new Malang Kota Baru railway station at Jalan Trunojoyo Number 6, this place continues to offer its iconic chicken soup. Priced at IDR 20,000, a portion includes separate servings of soup and rice.

3. Soto Ayam Lombok

Similar to Soto Basket, Soto Ayam Lombok derives its name from its location on Jalan Lombok Number 1 Kasin, Klojen, Malang. Operating since 1955, this legendary eatery serves a tantalizing portion of this chicken soup for IDR 25,000, establishing itself as a culinary gem in Malang.

4. Soto Dok

Soto Dok, located on Jalan Mt Haryono, Tlogomas, has been a staple since 1985. Despite standing for 35 years, the quality and taste of their soup remain unchanged. Priced at IDR 10,000, this chicken soup joint also offers various additional menu options to enhance your dining experience.

5. Soto Daging Pak Markeso

Renowned as a breakfast spot for deliciouschicken soup in Malang, Soto Daging Pak Markeso operates from morning to noon. The humble cart is situated around Taman Slamet, precisely at Jalan Sindoro Number 4 Gading Kasri, Klojen, Malang.

Established since 1987, you could have it for approachable price around IDR 15,000/pax.

Embark on a culinary journey through Malang and savor the rich flavors and heritage encapsulated in each bowl of Soto from these legendary establishments. (*)

Writer : Khodijah Siti
Editor : Khodijah Siti
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