Now is the Tempeh recipe: Sweet Soya Sauce Tempeh – basic sauce is very traditional, additional vegetable is my style of cooking – put anything that I have in the fridge, lol!
Tempeh in Sweet Soya Sauce (Kecap Manis)
Sweet Soya Sauce or Kecap Manis, as long as you are in US, UK, Australia, and some part of Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Germany mostly) you will be able to find the authentic Indonesian Kecap Manis, it is made with soya bean 😀 I never try the one made with molasses, as I don’t fancy molasses taste >.<
Anyway, let’s explore on how to make it 😀
First of all, you need Tempeh, fresh or defrosted, cut in stripes or boxes, I love to cut it boxes as it’s looks cute 😀 Prepare oil to deep fried Tempeh until golden brown and not dry brown.
Set aside and layer it with kitchen towel to absorb the unnecessary oil. Next, if you like eggs, hard boiled them, peel but be careful not to crack them, deep fried until it creates texture.
Then preparing the essentials 😀 Garlic, onion, fresh chili and other vegetables (I’m using sweet pepper/long pepper/sweet corn/lettuce/tomato/carrots, etc etc)
Now the fun starts 😀 In a wok, saute garlic, onion and fresh chili until fragrance about 1-2 minutes, add all the vegetables that you are using (if you use Lettuce, you need to add it when the food is 5 minutes to finish. This way is to keep Lettuce to wilt), saute for couple of minutes according to your preference of cooking vegetable (I like it half done, as I love to have those crunchiness).
Then, add Tempeh and eggs, mixed it will for a minute, just to coat them with the vegetable taste.
Then, seasoned it with light soya sauce/salt and pepper, then Kecap Manis or Sweet soya sauce, and you are finished 😀
It can be served with noodle, steam rice (is the best with additional Sambal), wrap or just to eat it like that 😀
So many ways to cook Tempeh, so many spices that can be applied, so many ways to consume it and it’s all one preference 😀 So far, I love the most traditional way which is marinated in garlic and salt for 4-6 hours in the fridge, deep fried and crushed into Sambal, served with steamy rice, vegetable soup and garlic crackers 😀
hm.. hungry now 😀
So, have fun trying and exploring Indonesian cuisine 😀
Happy cooking x
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