Kepap Manis bottle

What is kecap manis and where can you buy it?

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Discover what kecap manis is, where to shop for it, and how to use it in our ingredient glossary

What is kecap manis?

Kecap manis is a sweetened, spiced soy sauce originating in Indonesia. It has a thicker consistency than regular soy sauce – more akin to molasses or maple syrup – which makes it great in marinades, glazes, stir-fries and dressings, although it’s also used as a condiment.


Where to buy kecap manis

Cooks’ Ingredients Ketjap Manis, £1.15/200ml, Waitrose

ABC Kepap Manis, £4.27/275ml, Amazon

Kecap manis recipes

Roast broccoli wedges with kecap manis and peanuts

Use broccoli as a centrepiece and scatter with spring onions, salted peanuts and crispy onions for an umami-rich, vegan entertaining dish.

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe with Kecap Manis and Peanuts

Nasi goreng

Check out this traditional nasi goreng recipe with chicken, topped with super crispy fried eggs and punchy hot sauce. This simple Indonesian recipe makes a comforting weekend recipe to feed the whole family.

Traditional Nasi Goreng Recipe

Chicken-fried chicken with peanut soy

Serve flavour-packed crispy chicken with sticky peanut sauce from Scott Hallsworth’s Asian restaurant, Freak Scene in Soho.

Chicken-Fried Chicken Recipe with Peanut Soy