Soto – a popular local soup noodle dish made with hot piping beef broth and spices is widely enjoyed throughout Brunei with its own unique recipes passed down from generation to generation. These soto joints can be found all over the country from home-based restaurants to family-owned commercial establishments. Garnished with different types of meat (tendon, tripe and ox-tongue are a huge delicacy to be had with soto!) and fresh herbs, each person usually has their own unique touch and taste of enjoying this heart-warming bowl, such as with soy sauce, vinegar, lime and homemade chili sauce, or all of it combined.
On that note, we present to you The Basic Bruneian Soto Trail (not an official name) to some of the local favourites around Bandar Seri Begawan! You may think that soto is just, well, soto – but it’s not! Each spot has their own particular way of preparing the special broth and a particular recommendation on what condiment to add into your hearty bowl.