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.
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Kecap manis recipes
Use broccoli as a centrepiece and scatter with spring onions, salted peanuts and crispy onions for an umami-rich, vegan entertaining dish.
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.
Serve flavour-packed crispy chicken with sticky peanut sauce from Scott Hallsworth’s Asian restaurant, Freak Scene in Soho.