Delicious Tempeh in Soy Sauce and Bango Sauce (Kecap Manis)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

I love tempeh. You can get it fresh and cheap if you buy it in the wet markets. I prefer to use the paper wrapped ones with leafs but those larger ones that come in plastic is fine too.

The supermarket ones are fine too (refrigerated section) but you will pay a bit more.

This simple recipe is fast and easy to do. The basic idea is to add sweet and salty sauces to fried tempeh and mix it up. I find that tempeh taste best if deep fried. Depending on the size of the pieces, a 10 to 15 minute frying in medium fire should suffice. I normally use a small pot to dry up the tempeh. Tempeh don't seem to absorb the oil. Drain it properly after frying. Air-frying is another option though for some reason, deep frying has better results.

So this recipe is indeed simple.

Slice your tempeh.

Deep fry for 10 to 15 minutes.

Drain the tempeh.

In a bowl, mix in some good soy sauce and recap manis (my favourite brand is Bango). Drizzle in some lime if you can. Garnish with some green herbs.

Sweet, Salty, Sour, Fruity.

I am sure you can imagine what else you can add to the tempeh.

It looks beautiful and taste beautiful. Goes well as a snack or as a side plate for dinner.

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  1. You should try Malaysian kicap lemak manis brand Jalen. Personally it's very good.