Indonesian Ketchup

Ketjap Manis

Preparation info
  • Makes About

    3 Cups

    • Difficulty


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By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Ask for ketchup in the world’s fourth most populous nation, and you’re likely to be served ketjap manis, a thick, syrupy, sweet, spiced soy sauce. At first glance, nothing could be more different from the blood-red sauce most Americans think of as ketchup. But the two condiments are closely related, kissing cousins as it were, descended from a common historical ancestor.

Here’s a homemade ketjap manis that makes an intriguing condiment for simple grilled meats and seaf