Simple Salty Pork (Babi Kecap)

This recipe belongs to my mother as she always made this when I was back home in Indonesia. It is so simple, but delicious! It feels home. I always love the combination of ginger and garlic; the spiciness of the ginger keeps my body warm and the fragrance of ginger makes me want to eat more… This simple dish can be done in a very short time, the only work needs to be done is slicing the pork. Serve it with jasmine rice while it’s hot and you will be satisfied. Simple yet yummy. Enjoy!

Servings: 2

Total time: 15 minutes


400 g          Tenderloin pork, sliced into small cubes

2                 Garlic, minced

2 cm           Ginger, sliced thin or grated (or about 2 tsp)

1/4 cup      Dark soy sauce

2 tbsp         Vegetable oil


  • Pre-heat work/pan in high-heat, add in ginger and garlic, stir for a few second until it’s fragrant.
  • Add in the pork, cook for about 5-6 minutes until it’s cooked and the juice has slightly reduced.
  • Pour in the soy sauce, cook in medium heat for another minute or two until the sauce has absorbed.
  • Tadaaaa…. Salty pork is ready to be served with rice. (I also cook Cap chay – mixed vegetables to pair with this dish)

Author: Dewi

Hello there! If you are stopping by this page, you are probably searching for easy Asian home-cook meal inspirations that are uncomplicated, quick, budget-friendly, and still tasty and delishhh….. That’s what I am going to share in this blog. I am not a chef, I cook because I love it and I enjoy it. To give you a little background of who I am…. My name is Dewi, a self-made home-cook who enjoys filling her kitchen in with tasty and delicious of Asian food. I was born and grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia where I have never learned how to cook (except frying an egg or two, add soy sauce, and eat it with rice) and never thought I would have to cook ever in my life. Because my mom, who was (still is) the “family chef” had never encouraged the children to be involved in the kitchen. So, my passion for food and cooking came later on when I went abroad. In 2006, I moved to Beijing, China where I lived for a good 9 years. I occasionally cooked as I preferred to eat out or to order in, for a simple reason, it’s convenient and affordable (back then). My cooking journey became more apparent in 2015 when I decided to move to Germany. Eating out, especially for Asian food is expensive and not authentic. The selection of Asian restaurants is limited and because of the high price, it would mean that I would have to burn a hole in my pocket if I want to do it often. So now that I have a small family (my husband, my son, and I), I cook not only for myself but also for them. I like to try new things like occasional baking or non-Asian food. For that being said, I want to share my cooking journey with you and hope that you can find new food inspirations that you can do yourself at home, either for yourself or your family, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Happy cooking! =) Xoxo Dewi

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