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Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari @ Adam Road Food Centre ๐Ÿ” As Good as Any Soto Ayam I've Tasted

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I am a fan of soto ayam, so I am always on the look out for good places to get this quintessentially Indonesian style spicy chicken soup. Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari stall at Adam Road Food Centre serves a very good one.

Stall name: Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari 


Address: Stall #01-09, 2 Adam Road, Singapore 289876 (Adam Road Food Centre)


Hours: 7:45am - 9:00pm (Mon off)


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Adam Road Food Centre was my stalking target for the past few weeks and I noticed that there is always a queue at Selamat Datang Warong Pak Sapari which is popular for their mee soto and mee rebus.

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I tried Pak Sapari's soto ayam a couple of times (and keeping their popular mee rebus for future visits). I like it - it is as good as any soto ayam in my memory in Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia.

(My fondest mee soto memories are from the stall at the old Clifford Pier over twenty years ago. Lost touch with them since Clifford Pier's redevelopment ๐Ÿ˜” Does anyone where they went?)

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First things first, the chicken soup - soto ayam is chicken soup, you know.... .

Pak Sapari's soto ayam has nice body with a bit of graininess from ground spices in the soup. There's shallot, garlic, blue ginger, candlenut, turmeric, lemongrass, cinnamon, coriander seed, star anise, pepper, etc. The chicken boiled in the soup gave it an underlying savoury sweetness. 

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The spice flavours are robust and the soup has a nice hot sting from the spoonful of sambal kicap pedas (dark soy sauce and hot spices blend) they splashed on it (I asked for it). The sambal kicap pedas is no longer self service due to COVID-19 measures.

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They are generous with the pulled chicken shreds. The tender-soft chicken shreds sponge up loads of spicy chicken soup, so it is full of spice flavour (but there is little chicken taste as most have been given up to the soup).

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For the carbs, there's a choice of yellow noodles, bee hoon or lontong (rice cakes). I usually opt for lontong as it interferes less with the flavours of the spicy chicken soup.

Pak Sapari does the bean sprouts really nicely, so they retained their juiciness, crunch and sweetness.

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$3.50 for the soto ayam, add $1 for a begedil. It's a nice potato-sweet, savoury fried mashed potato cutlet coated with a thin beaten egg layer. The soft cutlet add some sweetness to the spicy soup and take in some spicy soup flavours in the potato-sweet mash.

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Pak Sapari even have their own ready-to-eat soto paste in packs woh... ๐Ÿ‘ 

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Chef Benny Se Teo who owns Eighteen Chefs and The MeatHouse is a fan of Pak Sapari's mee soto.

Next time, I shall also go for their mee rebus which is very popular too.


Soto ayam in Johor Bahru


Hj Abu Soto Power ๐Ÿ‘ˆ click


Warung Kurniawan ๐Ÿ‘ˆ click


Written by Tony Boey on 21 Feb 2021

7 comments:

  1. mee soto is my children favorite! this version looks very tasty.

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  2. Suggest you try the one at Upper Boon Keng Hawker Centre. Its back to back with the famous soup kambing stalls. Constant queue for their soto. I think its one of the best around. They probably sell more than the Adam Rd one. Cheaper too.

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  3. Try Inspirasi at Bedok Interchange, one of de best around.

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  4. Try Inspirasi at Bedok Interchange, one of de best if not the most sedap mee soto, and value for $$$. Long queue warning during lunch hour.

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  5. Great to know! We always go Tanglin halt for soto ayam cuz it’s also one of my fav food! Thank you for sharing and i’ll definitely add begedil too๐Ÿ˜‹

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    1. oh now i want to go Tanglin Halt to taste the soto there. Thank you for your recommendation :-D

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