It’s a kind of loaf made from fermented soybeans that probably originated in Indonesia. It has little taste of itself, therefore it can absorb other flavors very well. You can use it as a meat substitute, like tofu. It’s a lot healthier than though because there are many proteins in it. It’s ideal for stir frying. It’s great to cook with and it’s very healthy too. If you want tocut down on the meat or eat vegan or vegetarian, then tempeh is the ingredient for you.

Cooking with tempeh

You can steam, bake, stir-fry and deep-fry it. With some soy sauce, garlic and a little chili paste you can marinate it and then bake it. Add the that to Oriental mixed vegetables such as bok choy, sam soi or tayerblad and you’ll have a delicious stir fry to go with rice. It’s a lot less spongy than tofu and gives its own bite to your dish.

Is tempeh healthy?

Certainly. It is cholesterol free and is packed with fiber and minerals like calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium. In addition, there are vitamins A and B and folic acid in it.


After you have bought it, you can keep it in the fridge for a few days. Check the date on the package if you want to make sure.

In The Netherlands you can buy tempeh at supermarkets and exotic groceries.

Belicious Soybeans Meat Substitute
Per 100 grams