Kecap Manis - Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce Recipe

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Kecap Manis - Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce

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This recipe has been posted here for play CQ3 - Indonesia. Found at website:

Sweet soy sauce is an Indonesian sweetened aromatic soy sauce, which has dark color and a thick syrupy consistency and a unique, pronounced, sweet and somewhat molasses-like flavor due to generous addition of palm sugar.

Kecap Manis is one of the most used sauces besides soy sauce and oyster sauce.

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1/2 cup


2 Min


10 Min


Stove Top


1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup (i.e one half of a quarter cup) brown sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

In small pot, add brown sugar and soy sauce.
Boil the sauce over low to medium flame until thickens resembling maple syrup.

If the mixture starts to boil vigorously and looks like it is going to over boil, leave the pot away from the flame until the boiling has calm down and continue to boil over low heat.
You have to keep a watchful eye while the mixture is cooking to avoid over boiling.

As the mixture cools down, it will further thicken.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Thai