Ketjap manis/Kecap manis

Ketjap manis/Kecap manis

Originating in Indonesia, ketjap manis is a condiment similar to soy sauce but sweeter, with a thick, syrupy texture. Sometimes referred to as Indonesian ketchup, it’s made with palm sugar and spices for an intense flavour.


Although it sounds quite exotic, you should be able to find it in larger supermarkets or online.

Store it

Store in a cool, dry place.

Cook it

It’s delicious in Asian cuisine; ramens, soups and curries, and can be added to stir-fries or used to marinate meat, fish or vegetables.

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