Ketjap Manis

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes about

    2 cups

Appears in

Cooking One on One

Cooking One on One

By John Ash

Published 2004

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  • cup packed dark or light brown sugar
  • cup unsulfured molasses
  • 1 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon five-spice powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Asian chili-garlic sauce, or to taste


COMBINE THE SUGAR with cup water in a saucepan, and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the molasses, soy sauce, and five-spice powder, and simmer for 5 minutes or until lightly thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the lime juice and chili-garlic sauce. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to a month.