Indonesian Cuisine: Tempe Penyet

Tempe penyet is another tasty food you can find in Surabaya. This is a great place to visit if you want to know more about Indonesian dishes. Tempe Penyet is made of tempeh. The primary ingredient is basically created from soybeans. Soybeans have many important compounds you can eat to stay healthy. This is a good alternative to animal protein.

Besides, tempeh is also quite cheap compared to other sources of protein. If you love the taste of this foodstuff, you will enjoy Tempe Penyet because it tastes just like that, but there is sauce made of spices. Tempeh can be processed into a lot of dishes. This has become a staple food in Indonesia, so it won’t be hard for you to find it in traditional markets and supermarkets. The cooking is very simple. You have to only prepare for tempeh and some other ingredients to make the sauce.

Tempe Penyet

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If you do not want to waste time making it yourself, find a food stall that sells it. There are a lot of food stalls that have this food item throughout Surabaya. That is because this food is very popular among the locals. People like it not only for its delicious taste, but also for its health benefits. Aside from the main ingredient, you will also need coriander powder, garlic, salt, monosodium glutamate, water, etc.

As for the sauce, there are some spices needed to make that, such as cayenne pepper, onions, garlic, tomatoes, salt, and shrimp paste. As said before, the cooking is easy. It starts with cutting tempeh into slices. Then, all the spices have to be blended together in one bowl and add some water. Soak the slices of tempeh in the mixture for about 5 minutes and then fry them. Next, you have to make the sauce. Once it is done, put the slices into the sauce and it is ready to be served.

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