Tempeh Goreng

The sweet, salty flavours of this sticky tempeh are inspired by the Indonesian noodle dish mee goreng. It makes a delicious side dish as-is, or goes nicely with rice, noodles, or some veggies.

Preparation time Prep: 5 mins
cook 15 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 500g tempeh (around 2 packets), sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons oil of choice
  • 1 golden shallot, sliced thinly
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ¼ cup kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 small red chilli, chopped finely (optional)


  • 1Heat a large fry pan over high heat. Drizzle with the oil and sauté the tempeh until all sides are golden brown. Remove the tempeh and set aside.
  • 2Add the shallot to the fry pan and sauté until slightly softened. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  • 3Add the sauces, chilli (optional) and tempeh and stir. Allow the sauces to caramelise and to fully coat the tempeh.
  • 4Serve the tempeh hot or at room temperature by itself or with steamed rice and vegetables.
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