Tahu Kecap Kudus - Fried Tofu with Sweet Soy Sauce Recipe

How to Make Tahu Kecap Kudus: Fried Tofu with Sweet Soy Sauce Recipe

Tahu kecap is a typical food for the people of Kabupaten Kudus, especially in the village of Kauman. This local culinary of Kudus is claimed to be one of the so-called “emergency dishes” because with only two ingredients you can create an appetizing dish from scratch. Either eaten with rice as a side dish or on its own, tahu kecap Kudus is a mouthwatering bite to eat for all culinary connoisseurs (plus, it doesn’t take long until you can taste it on your own!).


  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 50 minutes

Serves: 2-3


  • Fried tofu
  • Sweet soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 cloves shallot
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Mashed ginger paste
  • Shrimp paste
  • 2 pieces bay leaves
  • Mashed galangal paste


  1. Stir-fry all spices until they are fragrant.
  2. Add soy sauce to the frying pan and pour a little bit of water, stir well.
  3. Put in fried tofu and cook until all the spices seeped in.
  4. Remove immediately and serve with warm rice.

Are you intrigued to try this no sweat recipe? Give it your best shot and add the simply tasty tahu kecap Kudus to your daily mealtime menu.

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