Place of origin: Kediri - Est Java Province
Source: Family Recipe.
There are many different varieties of Indonesian beef or chicken spiced soup, includes a "Chicken Soup ala Kediri". For you info Kediri is a small town in East Java Province, a place where I was born ;-) So I have been familiar with this dish since my childhood times. Compare to another spiced soup, this one is quite different. It is not clear as others because it contains coconut milk. But this difference which make it special and unique! Tips : If you're using blender or food processor instead of mortar to make a spice paste, you will probably need to add some liquid to help the blending process. Therefore there is an important method to be noted to get the optimum result. 1st : If the spice paste should be fried first in a hot oil ( ex: this recipe) then you should add a little amount of OIL into the food proccesor. 2nd : If the spice paste will be simmered in either water, coconut milk or broth then adding the specified liquid or a small amount of water is recommended. But please do not apply it vice versa, otherwise you could absolutely ruin the taste ;-)