Sayur Taucho

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Pomona Moon

(Simular to obloh-obloh.) This vegetarian dish is full of flavour and does not need an additional side dish. But if you are a meat buff, then deep-fried chicken should make your diner complete. During colonial-Dutch reign, the Indonesian kitchen was influenced by Chinese merchant settlers who brought the black soy bean to the Indonesia. That was Fusion cooking in the bud. I don't know of many dishes with taocho-beans, accept from Java-island. It is helpful to know that the taste of green chilies and pete beans is key to this dish. Pronounciation: patai beans and timpai The taucho beans are salty enough, no need to add extra salt!

Top Review by Chef Dudo

I had been wanting to make this recipe a long time and finally found the black bean sauce. I already had peteh beans in the freezer.Used tempeh only, like that better than tofu. Instead of peeling tomatoes myself I used half a can of peeled tomatoes, drained. The dish was very spicy, good taste and it was very nice over rice, did not need any meat, it was sufficient with the tempeh. I did add two stalks of pak soi finely cut. A good Indonesian recipe. Thanks for posting. Made for My-3-Chefs, November 2009.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Deep-fry: tempe and tofu golden, or to own preference.
  2. Sear in a pan, in the next order: onion, garlic, ginger, laos, lemongrass and chilies.
  3. Add coconut cream and turn the heat low.
  4. Add and simmer ± 10 min: peteh beans and green beans.
  5. Add and simmer ± 5 min: taocho, tofu, tempeh and tomato.

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