Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Can Kecap Manis be substituted with ordinary soy sauce?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Not really.

    Kecap Manis is an intensely dark brown, syrupy-thick Indonesian sauce similar to, but with a sweeter, more complex flavor than soy sauce. Kecap manis is sweetened with palm sugar and seasoned with various ingredients, which generally include garlic and star anise.

    On the other hand, soy sauce is a dark, salty sauce made by fermenting boiled soybeans and roasted wheat or barley.

    Althought I would really not suggest substituting one for the other but if you really must use Soy Sauce in place of Kecap Manis, you would probably need to add a bit of sugar to your recipe to compensate for the lack of the same in Soy Sauce.

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  • 4 years ago

    Worcestershire Sauce is made with fermented anchovies - so I'm going to say that it doesn't really taste anything like soy and probably would not work for Asian dishes that rely on soy sauce as the main component of its flavor. Most commonly, people with soy allergies make their own "soy" sauce: Ingredients * 4 tablespoons beef bouillon * 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar * 2 teaspoons dark molasses * 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger * 1 pinch white pepper * 1 pinch garlic powder * 1 1/2 cups water Directions 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the beef bouillon, balsamic vinegar, molasses, ginger, white pepper, garlic powder and water. Boil gently until liquid is reduced to about 1 cup, about 15 minutes.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes, but Kecap is sweeter than regular soy sauce. You might want to add some sugar into your soy sauce to get a similar flavor.

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  • No, Ketjap Manis is more on the sweet side and regular soy sauce is more on the salty side.

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