Recipe: Sweet soy sauce

Ketjap ManisUse this recipe to create your own Sweet soy sauce (NL: ketjap saus) and combine it with for example noodles.

Ingredients (+/- 800 ml sauce)

  • 150 ml Ketjap Manis – Sweet soy sauce
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sambal badjak
  • 1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
  • 450 ml + 2×100 ml water
  • 2x swabbed tablespoons flour

Preparation

  1. Squeeze the onion and garlic as fine as possible;
  2. Fry this substance in the oil on low heat till it changes color a bit. Don’t let it burn!;
  3. While stirring on low heat, add the sambal and soft brown sugar;
  4. Now add the main ingredient: the ketjap while still stirring on low heat;
  5. Add 450 ml water and warm up till it boils;

Thicken the sauce

Another soy sauce noodles recipe.
Another soy sauce noodles recipe.

Now comes a bit more difficult part, thicken it without lumps. My favourite way to do this is by using flour. To thicken this sauce I do this in two steps. In between check whether the sauce has the right thickness already or when the sauce is still too thin after two passes, add a third pass.

  1. Add one swabbed tablespoon flour into a cup;
  2. Add 100 ml (hot) water;
  3. Stir it as much as possible;
  4. Remove any lumps;
  5. Add this mix to the sauce
  6. Stir and warm up the sauce till it boils;

Now your sweet soy sauce is ready!