How to Make Indonesian bakmi sauce

How to Make Indonesian bakmi sauce - 1 30
  • 100g sweet soy sauce
  • 50g oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (optional, for thickening)
  • 200ml water
Per serving
Calories: 150 kcal
Proteins: 2 g
Fats: 10 g
Carbohydrates: 15 g
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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and chopped shallots to the pan. Sauté until fragrant and slightly golden.
  • Add the sweet soy sauce and oyster sauce to the pan. Stir well to combine.
  • Pour in the water and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • If you prefer a thicker consistency, you can mix the cornstarch with a little water to make a slurry. Stir the slurry into the sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes until it thickens.
  • Season with ground white pepper and adjust the taste according to your preference. You can add more sweet soy sauce or oyster sauce if desired.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool slightly before serving.

The bakmi sauce is typically served with Indonesian noodles called “bakmi” or “mie goreng” (fried noodles). It is a versatile sauce that adds a rich and savory flavor to the noodles, complementing the other ingredients in the dish such as meat, vegetables, and spices.

In conclusion, Indonesian bakmi sauce is a delicious brown sauce made primarily with sweet soy sauce and oyster sauce. It has a rich umami flavor and is commonly used in Indonesian cuisine to enhance the taste of noodle dishes. The sauce is easy to make and can be customized by adjusting the seasonings according to personal preference.

Facts about the sauce:

  1. Sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) is a key ingredient in Indonesian cuisine and is widely used in various dishes.
  2. The sauce adds a caramel-like sweetness to the dishes, balancing the savory flavors.
  3. Oyster sauce contributes to the depth of flavor with its umami taste.
  4. The sauce can be modified by adding additional ingredients such as chili sauce, vinegar, or spices to create different variations based on regional preferences.
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