Ketjap manis is a sweet Indonesian soy sauce that is commonly used in Indonesian, Malaysian, and other Southeast Asian cuisines. The name”ketjap manis” comes from the Indonesian word for “sweet sauce” (kecap manis).
Ketjap manis is made by cooking soy sauce with palm sugar or brown sugar, different spices. and molasses until it thickens and becomes syrupy. The sauce has a dark brown color and a sweet, slightly smoky flavor that is similar to molasses or caramel. It is often used as a marinade or dipping sauce for meat, seafood, or tofu, and is also used as a flavoring agent in stir-fries, stews, and other dishes.