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Kecap Manis

A thick sweet soy sauce used in Indonesian cuisine.

Kecap manis is made by adding dark soy sauce to melted palm sugar along with spices like star anise, cinnamon, black pepper, coriander and clove, resulting in a thick, dark molasses like soy sauce. Kecap manis is used to add a sweet and savory flavor to Indonesian dishes, and is a popular marinade for grilled food. It can also be used as a dipping sauce for fried food, or drizzled on top of rice and a fried egg, a popular meal with Indonesian children.

  • Indonesian
    Kecap Manis
  • English
    Sweet Soy Sauce
  • Chinese
    Tian Mian Jiang
  • Korean