This is Indonesian soy sauce; slightly thicker and sweeter than regular soy sauce. If you cannot buy commercial Ketjap manis in your local market, you can follow this recipe. I use it in my "Barbecued Roast Beef" recipe, for a marinade base, and in spicy peanut sauce.
- Combine sugar and water in 2 quart saucepan.
- Bring to simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly just until sugar dissolves.
- Increase heat to high and continue cooking until syrup reaches 200 degrees on a candy thermometer, about 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low.
- Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer 3 minutes.
- This will keep 2-3 months tightly covered in the refrigerator.