Kecap Manis Gluten-Free Vegan

  • Author: Kim Bao


Quick, easy, savoury, and sweet.  This sauce is similar in feel to molasses with an Asian twist.  Incredibly simple and great for stir-fry, marinades, noodles, hurricane fries and more.



1/2 cup of organic sugar (or palm or coconut sugar)

1/2 cup of low sodium gluten free soy sauce

Optional Aromatics:

12 cloves garlic

12 Kaffir leaves

1 inch ginger

Anise Star


Over medium heat in a small sauce pan add sugar and soy sauce.  Continuously stir for 6-8 minutes until thickened.  The sauce should cover the back of the spoon and drizzle out slightly faster than molasses while hot.

Turn off heat and pour into a glass jar.

Allow to cool and thicken before placing the lid and store in the fridge.  Use for stir-fry, noodles, fried rice, marinades and wherever recipe calls for it.