By SilentCricket on September 03, 2002
Photo by KateL
Photo by KateL
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (889 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I made 1/3 the recipe (1 cup) for my Asian cooking. Used in Recipe #425277 and enjoyed the sweet-salty taste. I will be storing in the fridge to use in Bourbon Chicken also. I love that I can "make" the condiments to keep on hand. Made in memory of Silent Cricket."
"All I can say is WOW!!!! This is so yummy! I made it to use in a recipe I saw on TV yesterday and it's all I can do not to eat this straight with a spoon! I decreased the molasses (used 4T of fancy) and it's wonderful. I do a lot of asian inspired cooking and won't be without this wonderful condiment in my fridge from now on! Thanks for posting!"
"Incredibly easy, and has a distinctive sweet-salty taste that should lend itself well to Recipe #305109 #305109. It was a lot faster to make than all the stores I checked in vain! I plan to revisit this review after I have made Recipe #305109. Made for Asian Forum's Cooking with Sauces Tag."
"A guest complained of the smell cooking this caused, I agreed that it smelled just about the furthest thing from appetizing you can get lol. I also used less then half the molasses amount called for and it still smelled strongly of it. I dared not taste this on its own but used it instead to make recipe #305109, I've got the small amount I have left stored in the fridge still since it keeps for so long to use again."
"I liked this just like the recipe was. But here in finland our molasses can be little milder, IÂ´m not sure. This was better than store bought. Thank for you recipe!!"
"We miss you SilentCricket and may you rest in peace. I made this delicious recipe to use in recipe #305109 it was just awesome. I cut this down to 1 cup and after the reduction I had 1/2 cup, just enough for the recipe I was making. I did use a bit less molasses based on some of the other reviews. This is so very good."
"Yes the molasses flavor is too dominantfor our taste. Next time I would start with one Tbsp. and go up with it as I tasted it. Molasses may be a wonderful and accepted flavor in much of the world but I donâ€™t that is the case in the US. Iâ€™d also like a little more ginger added to it. Interesting and unique flavor that unfortunately tastes like a molasses sauce."
"Easy and handy. I made one third the recipe and it worked out great for the recipe I made."
"Delightfully yummy. I love this on bok choy and to flavor meats and I really try hard not to drink it. "
"This is really great! It's actually not quite as sweet as I'd expected (which is a good thing, really because I expected it to be rather sweet). I halved the recipe and used it in place of the sugar/soy sauce called for in Sharon123's Vegetarian Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) [#44512] which was good. I had to add a bit more soy sauce than called for to get the proper flavor, but I think this is because I used blackstrap molasses which tends to be very strongly flavored. I still have about 3/4 cup left in the fridge and am looking forward to trying it in other dishes. Thank you for posting, Martha. Rest in peace."
"The best way I can describe this is as a not-so-sweet teriyaki sauce with a twist. The interesting thing about Silent Cricket's recipes is that it's difficult to identify the ingredients - her dishes blend together SO well. Like riffraff, I made half a recipe so I could make Silent Cricket's Peanut Sauce; but now I wish I had made more. I'm going to try this for marinating salmon, I'm thinking a mixed-seafood dish, too, like shrimp and scallops. I think it would work well in a veggie stir-fry, too (asparagus, snow peas, etc.?) Very different with a really unique taste. I truly loved it!"
"I love the taste of this and will make it again. I have seen recipes calling for ketjap manis but didn't know what it was. Now I know! Yummy flavor!"
"I felt the molasses was too dominate in this recipe but that means next time I will reduce the amount. However, I must explain that I have never tried ketjap manis before, so I had no reference for what the taste should be like. Nevertheless, it was quick and easy to make. I poured some of this over spare ribs and used the remaining ketjap manis as a dipping sauce. Next time I will actually marinate the sauce a few hours to see if the molasses flavor mellows at all. Very different and quite a welcomed treat from the ubiquitous and most often times boring "teriyaki" sauce. Cookgirl"
"This was great,I've never had this before.But I will make again.Thanks."
"I cut this recipe in half and made it twice, once with treacle and once with dark molasses. The dark molasses works out really good and comes out fairly close to the real thing, I preferred the molasses to the treacle. I think I will just use this recipe in future and not buy the original. I do use ketjap manus quite a lot with my cooking and for marinades."
"I made this to use for recipe #67645, Sate another by Silent Cricket. I cut it in half as I did not think I would be needing a large quantity. I was right although this will be an excellent addition to marinades."