Sambal Kecap (Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce)

  • Serves

    makes about 1 cup


This sweet, thick, soy sauce is spiked with chiles and shallots. This recipe first appeared in our May 2011 issue, with the article The World of Satay.


  • 34 cup kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 10 red Thai chiles, sliced thin
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves, stemmed, very thinly sliced crosswise
  • 3 shallots, very thinly sliced


Step 1

Stir together kecap manis, lime juice, chiles, lime leaves, and shallots in a bowl; let sit 30 minutes.

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