Tempeh Green Chili Soy Sauce

tempeh green chili

Tempeh is soy product originally from Indonesia, it is made from soya beans, with fermentation process, binds the soybeans into cake form, it is rich of vitamin and protein. Tempeh green chili soy sauce or know as “tempe cabe ijo” is Indonesian favorite food, which is popular in island of Java. It’s cubed fried tempeh mixed with sliced green chili, shallot, garlic, galangal, salt and thick soy sauce. You’ll find tempeh in Asia store, normally wrapped in plastic. In Indonesia, tempeh are wrapped with banana leaves.

The green chillies that I’ve used here are the big one, it’s green chili pepper, the size is almost similar like jalapeño, don’t misunderstood with bird’s eye chili, it’s very hot!. Serve tempeh green chili soy sauce with warm white rice.

tempe cabe ijocubed tempeh  green chilies

tempeh green chili soy sauce

Tempeh Green Chili Soy Sauce


  • 400g Tempeh (1 pack)
  • 4 Green Chilies, sliced
  • 6 Shallot, sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 3cm Galangal, peeled, crushed
  • 5 Tablespoons Thick-sweet Soy sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 200ml Oil for deep frying


  1. Cut dice tempeh, heat oil for deep frying. Deep-fry tempeh until light brown, strain, put in a plate underlined with kitchen paper.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons in a pan, sauté sliced shallot, minced garlic, sliced green chillies and galangal for about 2 minutes. Pour thick sweet soy sauce.
  3. Add fried tempeh, combine well until coated with the sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve with warm white rice.

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