Let's a make an Indonesian staple from scratch! Kecap manis is a sweet, fragrant, and thick soy sauce that's used in a ton of Indonesian dishes. Many people believe "kecap" was also the original inspiration for "ketchup".
Outside Asia, it's tough to find in grocery stores, but it's super easy to make your own! We use it to take our Balinese ribs, nasi goring and other rice dishes to the next level.
Let us know if you like our recipe or have any questions!
- 3/4 cups palm sugar
- 1/4 cups soy sauce
- 1/4 cups water
- 1 knob of ginger (chopped)
- 3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
- 2 star anise
- 1/4 tsp tapioca starch (optional but makes the sauce thicker)
- 1 tbsp molasses
The ingredients don't need to be too exact. Feel free to try additional ingredients and let us know how it went! Or if you have your own recipe, we'd love to try it!