What is Tempeh?
Tempeh is a traditional soy product originated from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form, similar to a very firm vegetarian burger patty.
It is a staple source of protein especially for vegetarians. Like tofu, tempeh is made from soybeans, but it is a whole soybean product with different nutritional characteristics and textural qualities. Tempeh’s fermentation process and its retention of the whole bean give it a higher content of protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins. It has a firm texture and an earthy flavor which becomes more pronounced as it ages. Because of its nutritional value, tempeh is used worldwide in vegetarian cuisine; some consider it to be a meat analogue.
My family members like tempeh and I usually cook it in different ways. Since this is my first post on tempeh, I am posting a simple stir fried tempeh with onions. I will post different recipes on tempeh from time to time…. so do stay tuned…