Soy sauce is one of seasoning that usually used for Asian cuisine. Soy sauce divided become two, sweet and salty soy sauce. Soy sauce can be mixed to cook satay, meat soup, meatball soup, and many more.
Commonly, people make soy sauce from soy bean but don’t you know that you also can make soy sauce from coconut water? Actually, making soy sauce from coconut water is easier and taking shorter time than using soy beans. Here is the step to make sweet soy sauce from coconut water.
- Coconut water, 2 L
- Brown sugar, 800 gram
- Soy bean powder (A.oryzae, A. flavus, A. niger, Rhizopus sp), 200 gram
Kluwek (Pangium edule Reinw : the fruit of the kepayang tree used as a spice), 120 gram
Ginger grass, 40 gram (crushed)
Garlic, 30 gram
Lemon grass, 4 rods (crushed)
Bay leaf, 4
Natrium benzoate, 0.4 gram
Pekak (Illicium verum), 6 gram
Candlenut, 20 gram
Salt, 2 tablespoons
Sesame, 20 gram
Direction how to make soy sauce from coconut water
Pekak and sesame are fried without oil for a while. And then both are grilled.
Kluwek and candlenuts are blended.
Filter the coconut water so that it will be clear from dirt. Pour into sauce pan.
Add brown sugar, garlic, soy bean powder, kluwek, candlenuts, pekak, and sesame.
Cook the mixture of coconut water and the seasoning until you get yellow color and starting thick.
Add lemon grass, ginger plant, bay leaf into sauce pan.
Cook the sauce pan with small fire and keep stir for about 2 hours or until the liquid changing become black and thick.
Afterwards, remove the soy sauce from stove and let it cool.
In order to make soy sauce have long life, you can add natrium benzoate.
After the soy sauce cool, filter it and pour into clean and sterile bottle.
Soy sauce is ready to be used.
Tips how to make soy bean powder
Soak 1 kg soy bean with 3 L water for 10 – 12 hours.
After that, wash the soy bean to rid the skin of soy beans.
Add water 3 L and boiled for 1 hour. Remove from stove, then strained.
Put the soy beans into wood container and cover it with other wood container for 3 days.
After 3 days, you will see that the soy bean has fungus.
Afterwards, spread out in the sun until dry.
Grill the dry soy beans and filter it until you get soy bean powder.