Fried Tempeh Sweet Soy Sauce

fried tempeh sweet soy sauce

Tempeh is a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia, it’s fermented soybeans. It’s quiet difficult to find it in Germany, you have to go to Asian shop and it’s not everyday available. For people who is vegetarian or vegan, they’ll love this dish. This time I made fried tempeh sweet soy sauce – deep fried tempe sticks cooked in Indonesian thick sweet soy sauce. Serve this with steamed white rice…mmm yummy 🙂

tempeh in soy sauce


This recipe adapted from Daily Cooking Quest with Fried Tempeh in Sweet Soy Sauce

Fried Tempeh Sweet Soy Sauce


  • 300g tempeh, cut into sticks
  • 6 shallots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cm galangal
  • 1 fresh lemongrass, crushed, knotted
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 red chilies, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon palm sugar
  • 3 tablespoon sweet soy sauce
  • oil, for deep frying and for sautĂ©ing


  1. Grind shallots, garlic and galangal into paste. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan for deep frying.
  3. Deep fry tempeh until golden brown, drain with wire rack on paper towel.
  4. Remove the oil from the frying pan, leave two tablespoons of oil.
  5. Sauté spice paste, lemongrass, and bay leaves until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add red chilies and sauté about 2 minutes.
  7. Return the fried tempeh to the pan, season with salt, palm sugar and sweet soy sauce.
  8. Stir until the tempeh pieces are coated with the sweet soy sauce.
  9. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice.

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