Sweet Chili Sauce
5 red chilies, sliced
4 small shallots, peeled and sliced
4 Tbs. sweet soy sauce
1 tsp. lime juice
Mix all ingredients well and ready to serve...easy, huh?
Sweet Soy Sauce
This particular sauce is one of the most important ingredients used in Indonesian recipes. Below is the homemade recipe for
this sweet soy sauce; however, this sauce in widely available in most Asian Food stores in the US. My recommendation is to
look for sweet soy sauce that has the following brand: Kecap Cap Bango or Kecap Manis ABC.
2½ cups sugar
2¾ cups Chinese dark soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, cracked
½ tsp. star anise pods
2 salam (Indian Bay) leaves
2 pieces laos (galanggal)
½ cup water
Carmelize the sugar in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. When the sugar has melted, add the soy sauce and all
the other ingredients.
Bring to a boil, and stir until the sugar has dissolved completely. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes.
All this somewhat-thickened syrup to cool. Before pouring it into one or more bottles, you have the choice of straining the
sauce or not. Sweet soy sauce could last for several months if refrigerated.
Makes approximately 2-3 cups.