Kecap Manis - Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce
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.
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup + 1/8 cup (i.e one half of a quarter cup) brown sugar
How to Make Kecap Manis - Indonesian Sweet Soy Sauce
- 1In small pot, add brown sugar and soy sauce.
- 2Boil 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.
- 3You have to keep a watchful eye while the mixture is cooking to avoid over boiling.
As the mixture cools down, it will further thicken.