• Prep Time 20 minutes
  • Cook Time 120 minutes
  • Serving For 4 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

In this ‘Malaysia Boleh Masak‘ series, Daging Masak Kicap is an all round favourite. Keep this dish overnight and it will taste even better as well.

The recipe was first publish on TheStar at https://www.thestar.com.my/food/food-news/2020/05/16/easy-to-cook-beef-dish-offers-deep-caramel-flavour-and-spicy-kick

Recipe Ingredient

  • 500g lean beef, sliced to about 1cm thick
  • 4 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 stalk curry leaves
  • 3cm cinnamon stick
  • 5 buds cloves
  • 5 pods cardamom
  • 1 tbsp ground fennel
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 5 tbsp kicap manis
  • 20g tamarind pulp
  • ½ cup cold water
  • ¼ tsp salt to taste
  • Spice blend:
  • 5 bulbs shallots
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3cm ginger
  • 10g dried chillies
  • ½ cup hot water


  1. Grind the spice blend into a fine paste. Heat oil in saucepan and temper the curry leaves, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom until fragrant.
  2. Then add the spice blend, fennel, cumin and tamarind pulp and sauté further until fragrant.
  3. Add the sliced beef and sauté until lightly cooked. Stir in kicap manis, water and salt to taste, then lower the heat and simmer for about 2 hours until gravy thickens.
  4. Remove from heat and serve.

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