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Kecap Manis vs. Dark Soy Sauce?

QueenB Apr 4, 2007 05:53 PM

Is there a difference between the two?
Can I substitute kecap manis in a recipe that calls for dark soy? Or should I just break down and buy the dark soy?

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    torty RE: QueenB Apr 4, 2007 05:56 PM

    Kecap manis has an almost molasses thickness and sweetness. Dark soy does not.

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      Quine RE: torty Apr 4, 2007 05:59 PM

      Agreed, KM is deep, sweet and somewhat spiced, dark Soy is just intensely salty.

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      embee RE: QueenB Apr 4, 2007 06:00 PM

      I think you should get the dark soy (be sure you get a traditionally brewed one). You could substitute kecap manis, but it is very sweet and will change the nature of the recipe. If you want sweet, then kecap manis would be fine.

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