Author Elfie V
Elfie

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

Sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) is the main ingredient to make this dish. It is a thick, dark-colored sauce made from soybeans, sugar, salt, and other seasonings, also has a sweet and savory flavor with caramel undertones.
Easy to cook and delicious Sweet Pork Chops.

Sweet Pork Chops (Babi Kecap) is a dish that involves cooking pork in a flavorful sauce made primarily from sweet soy sauce (kecap manis), along with other seasonings. The dish typically consists of pork pieces that are cooked until tender and infused with the rich, sweet, and savory flavors of the sweet soy sauce. Kecap manis is a thick, dark-colored sauce made from soybeans, sugar, salt, and other seasonings. It's a staple condiment in Indonesian cuisine and other Southeast Asian dishes. Kecap manis has a sweet and savory flavor with caramel undertones, and it's used as a marinade, seasoning, or sauce in various dishes. This sauce makes Sweet Pork Chops tastes sweeter and more savory. The sauce caramelizes during cooking, giving the dish a delightful glaze and enhancing its overall taste. Sweet Pork Chops is a popular and beloved part of Indonesian and Southeast Asian cuisines, offering a delectable balance of sweetness and umami in every bite. It's often served with steamed rice and possibly some fresh vegetables for a well-rounded meal.

YIELDS 2 serving(s)
TOTAL TIME 50 minute(s)

Ingredients

  • 300g pork meat, cut ½ cm thick
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 garlic, thinly sliced
  • 3 boiled eggs
  • 300 ml of water
  • 4 tbsp sweet soy sauce (kecap manis)
  • ½ - 1 tsp five-spice powder
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 clove spices

Steps

1

Saute the garlic in oil until it becomes fragrant.

Step 1 of cooking Sweet Pork Chops.
2

Next, add water, boiled eggs, sweet soy sauce (kecap manis), five-spice powder, soy sauce, sugar, and pepper. Stir the mixture until it reaches a boiling point and the eggs turn to a light brown color (approximately 5 minutes).

Step 2 of cooking Sweet Pork Chops.
3

Put the pork chops and cloves into the mixture. Stir over medium heat until the sauce achieves a thicker consistency and the meat turns tender and browned (around 20-25 minutes).

Step 3 of cooking Sweet Pork Chops.
4

Serve the Soy Sauce Pork (Babi Kecap) alongside steaming rice and complement it with various side dishes for a delightful meal.

Step 4 of cooking Sweet Pork Chops.


Author Elfie V
Elfie

I find inspiration and joy in the kitchen as a passionate cooking enthusiast and culinary artist.

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