Written by: Kampung Eats
untie Rahimah’s favourite part of cooking the Mee Soto is blending and mixing the spice paste from scratch. It provides an element of homeliness and freshness to the dish that cannot be bought. Her family loves her Mee Soto made with her special spice blend, and her relatives would often request for it to be prepared during family gatherings. This Mee Soto never fails to put a smile on her grandchildren’s faces, which makes her feel happy to be able to cook the dish for them.
This is one of the first few dishes she learned to cook from her sister-in-law when she was younger. Her sister-in-law would also often call her up whenever she wants to experiment and try cooking a new dish.
While Auntie Rahimah shared recollections cooking her Mee Soto, she also shares that there’s still some debate over where this dish originates from – she personally believes Mee Soto origins from Indonesia. Regardless where the dish came from, it’s become a key memory and bonding element in her family.