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Stir-fry Tempe & Water Spinach

Very common and cheap side dishes in Indonesia. Not so cheap over here though 😦 But it’s ok to spoil your self one in a while, right? πŸ˜›

I’m sure lots of you (if you are a vegetarian) knew about tempe. It’s made from soy beans. Really rich in protein. Good source to replace the protein you can get from meats.

We don’t do fancy things with it in Indonesia. Usually only deep fried, cook in coconut milk and stir-fry it. And very basic seasoning too, like garlic and coriander seed. Eat it with warm rice and chilli sauce can be a good food already πŸ™‚

I dunno what was hitting me that day. I made all 3 side dishes at the same day. It wasn’t me, really. I only cook 1 side dish most of then time. I always put meat and veggies at the same dish (remember that I’m a lazy cook :P), that way I don’t have to cook separate side dishes.. hehehe πŸ˜€

As for the water spinach, it is also very cheap in Indonesia. And to be honest, I’m not a big fan of water spinach. I rarely touched my mum’s stir-fry water spinach. So, again… I dunno what made me felt like eating water spinach on that day πŸ˜›

Stir-fry Tempe


1 tempe (200 – 250g)

2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

1 tbsp oyster sauce (optional)

2 tbsp sweet soy sauce

2 tbsp oil

salt & pepper

How to:

– Slice tempe into 5mm thick. Then cut again into 1 cm thick. So you’ll have a thick “julienne”.

– Deep fried tempe until golden brown (approximately 3 to 5 minutes). Set aside.

– In a preheated pan, add 2 tbsp oil and saute garlic until fragrance.

– Add your sauces in stir a bit then add your fried tempe.

– Season and stir well.

Stir-fry Water Spinach (Kangkung) with Prawns


1 pack water spinach (200g)

2 cloves of garlic

2 tbsp fish sauce

100g peeled prawns

2 red chillies (optional)

2 tbsp oil

100 ml water

salt & pepper

How to:

– Wash water spinach properly under running water, cut off the end of the stem. And cut the rest into 6 to 7 cm long.

– Preheat your pan / pot, add your oil and saute garlic until fragrance.

– Add your prawns, fish sauce and chillies. Cook for 2 to 3 Β minutes.

– Then add water spinach and water.

– Season. Cook for 1 minute then remove from the heat.



    • Banyak disini, di toko asia. tempe sama kangkung pasti ada terus kok. Makanya pindah sini ajah ^^

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