The spices marinated tempeh or Indonesians called tempeh bacem is full of flavor, the recipe is very unique,slices tempeh cook in coconut water with spices mixture and simmer until the liquid are about gone, leave in room temperature until cold or put in the fridge overnight is best then fry in a little bit vegetable oil until both side looks browned
As a tip, if you don't have coconut water just use water instead.
ingredients : - 2 block tempeh , cut into thick square - 6 cups coconut water - 1 tbsp palm sugar - 3 tablespoons soy sauce - 1 cm galangal , crushed - 2 bay leaves - vegetable oil for fry. puree : - 6 shallots onions - 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon seedless tamarind - 1 tsp coriander - ½ tsp cumin - 1 tablespoon salt How to make : Cut the tempeh in square and thick, Place the tempeh pieces in the pan , Pour the coconut water , mixed puree spices , and other seasonings . Cook until the water runs out . Lift, put in the fridge for few hours or until cold / over night is best.
Fried tempeh in vegetable oil over medium heat until browned,place on the plate on paper towel
Serve warm with steamed rice and other side dish.