Babi Ketjap

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by HeidiSue

A wonderful Indonesian dish. It means Soy Pork. I found it online and we love it. Cook time does not include time to cook rice.

Top Review by duonyte

I really, really liked this. I wondered just what so little sambal oelek would add, but it added a very pleasant warm undertone to the meat. Katjap manis, however it's spelled, is a new ingredient for me. I will need to find other recipes to use it in. However, I have some thoughts on what I would do differently next time. I'd brown in the skillet, but then transfer everything to a pot. The liquid evaporated too quickly in the skillet because of the greater surface area, and the meat was not as tender as I would have liked. I had cut my meat into 1/2 in. cubes, and they were not quite tender enough before the liquid was almost evaporated.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss the cut up pork with a little salt & pepper and set aside.
  2. Heat a little oil and saute the onions for a few minutes.
  3. Add the pork, ginger and sambal and saute until pork is browned.
  4. Add the Ketjap Manis and water and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Bring mixture to a med. simmer and cook for a good 30 minutes stirring frequently.
  6. It is done when the liquid has cooked down and thickened.
  7. Top with green onions and serve with rice. We also enjoy it with a little extra sambal on the side.

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