What’s that sticky stuff? – JD, 5
Ever since I was sent some Malay Taste Kicap Manis to review, I’ve been putting it on everything.
It’s an authentic Malysian soy-based sauce, made thick, sweet and sticky with wheat flour, starch and sugar. Added to sauces, it lends a subtle salty sweetness, but it really comes into its own as a glaze. Baked on tofu, it gives a textured, sweet coating while the interior remains light.
To make the glazed tofu you see above, drain a block of tofu, then slice along the length to create two thinner slabs. Press carefully with kitchen towel to remove as much moisture as possible, then cut into six fingers.
On a clean plate, pour 2 tbsps of Kicap Manis, then tip on the tofus fingers and carefully turn them until they’re fully coated then leave to marinade for 1-2 hours.
Place carefully on a lightly oiled tray and bake in a hot oven (240C / 220C fan assisted) for 20-30 minutes until the glaze has darkened and cracked but is not burnt.
I had mine today on a bed of chilli spiced rice noodles and tenderstem broccoli. Delicious.
Kicap Manis is available now from Sainsbury’s and Waitrose stores nationwide, at an RRP of £2.29. Let me know if you try it :)
(If you’re vegan, please note that Kicap Manis contains lactic acid, which could be from a dairy source – I’ll try to find out)
Now, on with the slightly belated Recipe of the Week…
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Disclosure: we were sent Kicap Manis free of charge for review. Ni payment was received for this post. All posts are 100% honest.