June, 15th 2024
Tempeh Mendoan
Tue, 24 August 2021
  • Servings 4 Servings
  • Time 20 Minutes
  • Difficulty Beginner
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  • Large Block of Soy Tempeh
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Seeds Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Sliced
  • 3 Cloves Asian Shallots
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Ĺ Cup All-purpose Flour
  • ľ Cup Rice Flour
  • ľ Cup Tapioca Flour
  • And Some Water

Spicy Kecap Manis Dipping:

  • 8 Tbsp Sweet Soy Sauce
  • 1 Kaffir Lime Juice
  • 3 Pcs Birdís Eye Chilies
  • 3 Pcs Green Birdís Eye Chilies
  • 4 Shallots, Chopped


  • Prepare the ingredients, chop garlic and shallots.
  • In a container, mix in turmeric powder, coriander seed powder, chopped garlic, chopped shallots, salt, and white pepper. Dilute it with water.
  • Soak the tempeh evenly and marinate for 1 hour (preferably overnight).
  • After the tempeh is well-marinated, letís make the batter and deep fry it!
  • Prepare your deep fry oil to medium heat, if you prefer a soft tempeh fry it in medium heat for a short time, if you prefer it crispy then deep fry in high-sizzling oil.
  • Make the batter by mixing tapioca flour and all-purpose flour. then add about 5 tbsp of the marinating liquid to the batter, mix it in and add about ľ cup of water to the batter.
  • Dip the tempeh into the batter and fry it accordingly!
  • Letís now make the dipping sauce (sambal kecap manis), in a bowl mix all the ingredients mentioned above; kecap manis, green chillies, red chillies, green birdís eye chillies, halved shallots, and top it all off with kaffir lime juice! 
  • Take your deep-fried tempeh with spider and salt it!
  • Serve your tempeh while hot along with the dipping sauce! Tempeh Mendoan is a very common and every Indonesianís favourite dish and weíre glad to share our recipe, happy world tempeh day!