Sweet soy tempeh (tempe manis)

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Lara Lee
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Tempe manis is a stir-fry that is rich, sweet and spicy all at once.

The sweetness of the dish is a trademark of central Java, where I learnt the recipe – it’s sticky with caramelised kecap manis and palm sugar, and perfectly balanced by the nutty flavour of crispy tempeh, the crunch of roasted peanuts and the gentle heat of the chilli. The scent of kaffir lime, lemongrass and ginger fills my kitchen every time I cook it, making it a favourite in our house that’s quick and easy to prepare.Read More

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