Saoto Stew

An Indonesian soup that will bring a bit of much-needed spice to your life.

1 onion
2 cloves garlic
Galangal root (3″)
1 stalk lemongrass
10 allspice berries
5 cups water
2 Salam leaves (Indonesian bay leaf)
2 bouillon cubes (or use homemade stock)

Garnish: Saoto soup mix which consists of fried onions, rice vermicelli and shoestring potatoes

*added cooked white rice + chili + hard boiled egg (optional)