Ketchup Manis – All Information

Ketchup Manis – What is it?

Ketchup Manis is a sweet soy sauce that originated in Indonesia. In Indonesian, the word “ketjap” means nothing more than “seasoning sauce”. In places, the sauce is also referred to as “Ketjap” or “Kecap”. These differences are based on the translation from Indonesian.

  • The name brings confusion. The sauce, which is referred to as ketchup, basically has nothing in common with the tomato ketchup we know. However, there is a theory that the term “ketchup” came from it.
  • Ketchup manis is made from soybeans, is thick, and can have a sweet and spicy flavor.
  • The sauce is appreciated because it is gluten-free and vegan.

Recipe idea with ketchup manis

For example, ketjap manis is eaten with many noodles, rice, fish, and meat dishes. The sauce is also often used to marinate meat. The sugar in the sauce forms a tasty caramel crust when heated. However, you have to be careful when frying that the sugar contained does not burn, which is why the marinated pieces of meat should be particularly small:

  • For example, you can marinate the turkey in the sauce and then fry it.
  • To do this, first cut the meat into thin strips and add a few tablespoons of the sauce.
  • Spread the sauce evenly and let it rest for about an hour.
  • Then you can either roast the meat or fry it briefly in the deep fryer at 160 degrees.
  • Now the meat can be served with a side dish, for example with various vegetables and rice.
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Written by John Myers

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