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Where to buy kecap (ketjap) manis in Edmonton?

impulsively Oct 22, 2011 02:17 PM

I've been looking to buy this Indonesian sweet soy sauce for a while now. I've tried the biggest Asian grocers, T&T (west end) and Lucky 97, but can't seem to find it (or maybe I missed it on the shelf?). I've found some recipes like on this website:
but I have no idea how authentic it would turn out.
If anyone has any idea where I could purchase some, or if they have any feedback about making it myself, that would be great. Thanks!

  1. anonymoose Oct 27, 2011 03:34 PM

    It should be in the Asian grocery stores. In T&T, I would check the South-East Asian aisle, not over by the other sauces.

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    1. re: anonymoose
      impulsively Oct 28, 2011 02:20 PM

      Thanks for the tip, but was just at T&T (West Ed) and didn't see it. They have a section of soy sauces (and fish sauce) away from the regular soy sauces, including one that said "sweet soy sauce", but i have no idea if that is the same thing as kecap manis... I guess I'll keep looking!

      1. re: impulsively
        shanman99 Oct 28, 2011 07:31 PM

        I'm not sure if there is one in Edmonton, but I have had luck in other cities finding it in Dutch stores (the Dutch like it, dating back to the colonial days)

        1. re: shanman99
          bubblepuffer Oct 29, 2011 02:36 PM

          Super Store ABC Kitchap manis from Indonesia

          1. re: shanman99
            felix the hound Oct 31, 2011 08:57 AM

            If that's the case, Ben's Meats on Stony plain carries products from Holland and its former colonies.

            1. re: felix the hound
              impulsively Nov 17, 2011 11:06 AM

              Thanks guys. I don't think I've seen it in Superstore but I'll look again the next time I'm there - I suspect they may carry it only in some Superstores. Will check out Ben's Meats next time I'm in that area and will report back!

              1. re: impulsively
                shanman99 Jan 6, 2012 09:47 PM

                I saw Kecap Manis at the Superstore on Calgary Trail this week in the Asian section

                1. re: shanman99
                  impulsively Jan 9, 2012 10:07 AM

                  @shanman99 Thanks for letting me know. Since the Kingsway Superstore opened up, I rarely go to the Calgary Trail one anymore, and they definitely don't carry it at the Kingsway one. Will have to remember to make a special stop there next time - thanks again!

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        Dr. J Oct 22, 2011 03:40 PM

        I used to live in Edmonton and i think i might have found it at Superstore in the asian food section. Worth a try, superstore has a decent selection of asian pantry items. Surprised that t&t and lucky don't have it.

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        1. re: Dr. J
          impulsively Oct 24, 2011 04:48 PM

          Thanks for the tip - I agree, some of the Superstores do have a pretty good Asian selection - I'll take a closer look the next time I'm there.

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