• Indonesian: tempeh

Tempeh is not a relative of tofu, despite looking similar and is made from soy beans. It was developed independently in Java, Indonesia, and the whole production process differs significantly from tofu.

Likewise, the taste and ways to consume tempeh are very different from tofu. You have to soak tempeh in brine before eating it, and there is a slightly nutty flavour that gives a great taste and texture to your dish.

The simplest way to eat tempeh is to slice and deep-fry.