Friday, July 20, 2012

Spicy Tempeh

My version of spicy tempeh.  I used my homemade sambal tumis, if you don't have one, a great substitute would be the shrimp paste in soy bean oil and a little fish sauce.  When I made my sambal tumis, I made a bunch and freeze them in individual small size containers.  So, each time I only took out one container that usually lasted for a week or two, either in cooking or as a condiment.  This one definitely goes well with rice,  but might be too spicy for children.  My Edda loved the none-spicy version but won't touch this spicy one.  My hubby and elder daughter are not a fan of tempeh, but they would still eat it if I cook it. 

Picture of tempeh


  • 4 oz Home-Style tempeh, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 cup dried shrimps, soften in warm water, drain
  • 2 cloves of garlics, minced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. sambal tumis (homemade or store-bought)


1.  Heat up your wok.  When heated, add in oil.  When hot, add in red onion.  Stir-fry until soften.  Add in dried shrimps and garlic.  Stir-fry for a minute.

2.  Add in sambal tumis and fry until fragrant.  Add in tempeh and stir-fry and coat well with the sauce.  Serve hot!


Nava K said...

Oh Yes, this is the version I will drool over. Enough and this is enough for me to be eaten with rice.

Retno Prihadana said...

I buy tempe almost every week, my family love it :)

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Unknown said...

Is anyone knows where to get it in Hamburg? Thanks

Unknown said...

Hi Retno, would u mind to tell me which placeBin Hamburg I can get raw tempeh n tofu ? I really love it, but I dunno where to buy it. Thanks