Bengkoang dan Kacang Panjang Tumis Tauco - Jicama and Snake Bean Stir Fry in Salted Soy Bean

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4


  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 4 shallots (Indonesian: bawang merah), thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic (Indonesian: bawang putih), thinly sliced
  • 3 red chilies (Indonesian: cabe merah besar), thinly sliced diagonally
  • 2 bay leaves (Indonesian: daun salam)
  • 1 inch galangal (Indonesian: lengkuas), peeled and bruised
  • 1 tablespoon salted soy beans (Indonesian: tauco)
  • 250 gram jicama (Indonesian: bengkoang), cut into match sticks
  • 250 gram snake bean (Indonesian: kacang panjang), cut into 2 inch lengths
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Heat oil in a frying pan and sauté shallot, garlic, chili, bay leave, and galangal until fragrant, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add salted soy beans and stir to mix well.
  3. Add jicama and snake bean. Season with salt, sugar, and ground white pepper. Stir until the snake bean turns a darker shade of green.
  4. Pour water and bring to a boil. Close with a lid and simmer for 3 minutes.
  5. Adjust seasoning as needed. Turn off heat, transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately with steamed white rice.

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