2nd Onion Day
After reading the 2nd Onion day invitation on IMBB, I sent an email to Zorra regarding on that event. Thanks to Zorra for hosting this event. With my consideration of being an Indonesian, tempeh or tempe has a cake form, made from soybean by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process. It is originated from Indonesia and invented by the Javanese. It’s also popular in other parts of Indonesia as well as other parts of Southeast Asia, introduced by migrated Javanese. Known as a staple source of protein in Java island of Indonesia.
Tempe
Diced Tempe
I joined this event with Tempe Bawang Bumbu Kecap (literally tempeh and onion with sweet soy sauce. This recipe is adapted from ayam bumbu kecap’s recipe, literally in English, Chicken with Sweet Soy Sauce.
Tempe Bawang
Indonesians (especially the Javanese) love to use kecap manis. This is a different soy sauce, it’s sweet (because it’s added in palm sugar), thicker and also has a different flavor with regular soy sauce. Mostly in abroad, people use ABC’s brand, for this recipe I used Bango’s brand which is not all Asian stores have it and to be honest I only use ABC’s brand if I can’t find Bango or Cap Sate’s brand.
Tempe Bawang Closer
Ingredients:
225 g tempe, cut 1 cm diced, marinate for 30 minutes, deep fry until lightly browned
1 medium (200 g) onion, wedged
2 Indonesian bay (salam) leaves
2 cm galangal
2 green chillies, angle cut
2 tbsp Indonesian sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
200 ml water

Grind into a paste
3 cloves garlic
5 shallots
ground white pepper as desired
salt as desired

Marinade
garlic powder
ground corriander seed
water

Directions:
1. Heat up oil in a skillet at medium-high. Stir fry a spiced paste, wedged onion until fragrant. Add salam leaves and galangal until wilted.
2. Add tempe and green chillies, stir evenly. Add kecap manis, oyster sauce, white pepper, and salt, stir.
3. Add water and cook until the water evaporates and the spices is absorbed. Remove from the heat. Serve with warmed rice.

26 COMMENTS

  1. I have yet developed a palate for tempe, but I know it's good for me! I love ABC sweet soy sauce. It is my 2nd most fav after Vietnamese fish sauce…

  2. Anh, I found tempe's taste in abrod is not as good as in Indonesia. Even, while I was in Indonesia I don't like tempe's taste in Bogor, I like tempe from Malang or ProbolinggoWakakakak mbak Rit, soalnya di Winnipeg cuman ada dua ABC ama Indofood. Itu aja aku bawa dari Vancouver

  3. This dish looks so mouth-wateringly good, please pass me a bowl of rice! Believe it or not, I have not eaten tempe before! Not sure where to buy it also! πŸ˜›

  4. Here is a bowl of rice for you :)Anyway, if you can find at Asian market, try to look at Health/Organic stores, b/c I saw tempe at some health stores here

  5. I have yet developed a palate for tempe, but I know it’s good for me! I love ABC sweet soy sauce. It is my 2nd most fav after Vietnamese fish sauce…

  6. Anh, I found tempe’s taste in abrod is not as good as in Indonesia. Even, while I was in Indonesia I don’t like tempe’s taste in Bogor, I like tempe from Malang or Probolinggo

    Wakakakak mbak Rit, soalnya di Winnipeg cuman ada dua ABC ama Indofood. Itu aja aku bawa dari Vancouver

  7. This dish looks so mouth-wateringly good, please pass me a bowl of rice! Believe it or not, I have not eaten tempe before! Not sure where to buy it also! πŸ˜›

  8. Here is a bowl of rice for you πŸ™‚
    Anyway, if you can find at Asian market, try to look at Health/Organic stores, b/c I saw tempe at some health stores here

  9. Is tempe usually used in a spicy dish with long beans and onions? I usually order this dish in rice stalls. Not sure if it is tempe. If yes, then I like it. πŸ˜€

  10. Is tempe usually used in a spicy dish with long beans and onions? I usually order this dish in rice stalls. Not sure if it is tempe. If yes, then I like it. πŸ˜€

  11. Zorra, thanks to you tooTigerfish, it's not always.Tempe can be put in any style of dish. My favorite is mendoan tempe, tempe with batter and deep fry.If you have the picture of that dish, I will know it πŸ™‚

  12. I've never cooked with tempe before, and this looks really good. Do you have to do anything to the tempe before using it? Or do you just cut it up as it comes out of the package and start marinating it?? Thanks for posting this interesting recipe.

  13. Zorra, thanks to you too

    Tigerfish, it’s not always.
    Tempe can be put in any style of dish. My favorite is mendoan tempe, tempe with batter and deep fry.

    If you have the picture of that dish, I will know it πŸ™‚

  14. I’ve never cooked with tempe before, and this looks really good. Do you have to do anything to the tempe before using it? Or do you just cut it up as it comes out of the package and start marinating it?? Thanks for posting this interesting recipe.

  15. Hi Pepy… it's me Carmen from Multiply website. I've finally reached your BLOG here. I take my hats off to you very well done postings of food and recipes. BRAVO!!! friend so interesting and comprehensive. Keep on posting we are eager to learn more from you…makes our kitchen menu planning and cooking much much easier.Thanks so much.

  16. Hi Pepy… it’s me Carmen from Multiply website. I’ve finally reached your BLOG here. I take my hats off to you very well done postings of food and recipes. BRAVO!!! friend so interesting and comprehensive. Keep on posting we are eager to learn more from you…makes our kitchen menu planning and cooking much much easier.

    Thanks so much.

  17. Disini kecap manis bango bisa dibeli di toko asia seperti lucky dan young. Kalo di Vancouver bisa hubungin tante Grace. Kalo mau alamat dan no telpnya tolong email saya. Email bs diliat di bagian "about".

  18. Disini kecap manis bango bisa dibeli di toko asia seperti lucky dan young. Kalo di Vancouver bisa hubungin tante Grace. Kalo mau alamat dan no telpnya tolong email saya. Email bs diliat di bagian "about".

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