This is a real treat – this is one of the varieties not available in the United States and was kindly sent by Edwin N. of Vancouver, BC! Thank you again so much! So what is Coto Makassar anyways? Well, here’s something I found here:
Coto? Nope, I am not misspelled the word to Soto (popular Indonesian dishes). Its a local name for the traditional food from South Sulawesi, a soup that consist of meat, specifically the innards of cow, and mixed with spices like galangal and pepper. Galangal is also known as Blue ginger, Alpinia galanga, or lengkuas in Indonesian name.
Makassar in the name refers to the capital city of South Sulawesi, where this unique dishes is very popular as the local traditional food.
Coto Makassar or Coto Mangkasara (Makassarese), is an Indonesian culinary food originating from Makassar, South Sulawesi. It is a soup with seasoning broth made from starch. The main content of this soup is beef and it can be mixed with innards such as intestine, liver, lungs, heart, tripe, or cow brain.
Soup’s on – let’s try it!
Was very hard to read – black deep red – so I used some Photoshop magic to make it easier. Click to enlarge.
The noodle block.
Dry seasoning powder and chili powder.
Dark colored chunky base with the chili powder on top.
Seasoning oil packet.
Curious – smells kind of like peanut butter.
Nothing better than a little fried onion on top!
Finished (click image to enlarge). Added some grocery store frozen stir-fry veggies, a hard boiled egg with Krazy Mixed Up Salt and some Dua Belibis. Noodles are good and work well in soup. Nice texture. The broth Has a very deep and dark color. Has a spicy and a funky beef taste – kind of a spicy vegetable beef kind of thing going on. Good stuff. 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. UPC bar code 089686043051 .
Short film showing the preparation of Coto Makassar.
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