Sauteed Kale Recipe, Popular Authentic Indonesian Culinary

4 from 192 votes

Sautéed kale recipe or Cah Kangkung is a vegetable dish that is stir-fried with certain spices, such as garlic. The processing method is very easy and fast, even for beginners. The taste of this dish tends to be savory from the oyster sauce, sweet from soy sauce, spicy from chili, and a strong aroma from shrimp paste. Curious about the recipe for sauteed kale recipe with oyster sauce, a special restaurant-style shrimp paste? Check out the review below!

Tips for Choosing Shrimp Paste that is Safe to Consume

In addition to garlic which is an ingredient in the shrimp paste, shrimp paste is also one of the ingredients that must be present. So that the aroma of the dish is more fragrant and tastes more delicious. Here are some tips to get shrimp paste that is safe for you to consume:

1. Make sure the packaging is still intact

Usually, shrimp paste is sold in the form of plastic packaging in the market. When going to buy it, make sure you choose a shrimp paste product whose packaging is still intact and not torn at all. Because, torn packaging is more prone to contamination by germs or dirt.

2. Pay attention to the shape

Good quality shrimp paste is generally dry and dense, but easy to pinch with your hands. If you buy branded shrimp paste that is ready to use, it is usually drier and doesn’t have to be grilled or fried first.

3. Check the Color

Make sure you choose shrimp paste that is slightly reddish or dark brown in color. Avoid shrimp paste with a very striking red color, for fear of containing harmful textile dyes. You can check it by holding the shrimp paste by hand. If the red color remains in your hands, it means the shrimp paste has used textile dye.

4.Smell the aroma

Avoid shrimp paste with a rotten or stinging aroma that is too sharp. Because it could be that the shrimp paste is made from shrimp or fish that is not fresh anymore. Choose shrimp paste with a fresh aroma.

Recommended Brand of Good Quality Oyster Sauce

The sauce ingredient that is often used in the sauteed kale recipe is oyster sauce. Check out some recommendations for good quality oyster sauce brands below:

1. Maggi

This product uses a very complete spice composition, resulting in a very rich taste. Your sauteed kale dish will be even more delicious by adding Maggi brand oyster sauce. The price of 1 bottle of Maggi oyster sauce contains 150 grams starting from IDR 8,900 only.

2. Delisaos

If you need a product that is practical, Delisaos oyster sauce is the right choice. Because this oyster sauce contains sweet soy sauce. So, you don’t need to add sweet soy sauce again when processing sauteed kale. Delisaos oyster sauce prices start from Rp. 9,700, -.

3. ABC

Want a product that is safe and suitable for your tongue as an Indonesian? ABC brand oyster sauce is the solution. Because the taste of this oyster sauce has been adjusted to the tastes of most Indonesians. So, your sauteed kale dish will taste even more delicious. The price starts from IDR 15,500 per bottle.

4. Lee Kum Kee Vegetarian

For those of you who are vegetarian, this product is highly recommended. Because it is made from mushrooms, the taste is not much different from real oysters. There are also pieces of mushrooms with a very strong taste. Thus, providing a unique taste for your sauteed kale dish.

5. Saori

This brand is quite popular in Indonesia and is very easy to find in traditional markets and supermarkets. The salty and savory flavors are just right, so there’s no need to add too much salt. This product is also made from 100% real oysters, so it is safe for you to use. The price of Saori oyster sauce starts from Rp. 9,590,-.

How to Choose Fresh Kale

The main ingredient in this recipe is kale. To make your sauteed kale dish even more delicious, consider the following ways to choose kale:

  • Avoid kale with yellowish leaves.
  • Choose kale that has bright green leaves.
  • Be sure to choose kale with a tough, dense stem texture.
  • Do not choose kale whose stems are soft, because the freshness level has decreased.

Simple Sauteed Kale Recipe

Restaurant Style Sauteed Kale Recipe

Recipe by Masak Story
4 from 192 votes

Resep Cah Kangkung Terasi Saus Tiram Spesial Ala Restoran

Course: TradisionalCuisine: AsianDifficulty: Easy


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  • 200 g 200 kale

  • 3 cloves 3 garlic

  • 6 cloves 6 red onion

  • 3 pieces 3 curly chili

  • 3 pieces 3 chili

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 stock powder

  • 1.5 tbsp 1.5 oyster sauce

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 shrimp paste

  • 200 ml 200 water

  • 2 tbsp 2 cooking oil


  • Pick the kale leaves and their young stems.step-resep-cah-kangkung-01
  • Sprinkle kale with salt, flush with water. Wash the kale with the saltwater solution.step-resep-cah-kangkung-02
  • Slice the onion, garlic, and chili.step-resep-cah-kangkung-03
  • Saute onions and chilies in a little oil until fragrant.step-resep-cah-kangkung-04
  • Add terrace. Stir well.step-resep-cah-kangkung-05
  • Add kale and drizzle with oyster sauce.step-resep-cah-kangkung-06
  • Add salt and powdered broth. Stir well.step-resep-cah-kangkung-07
  • Cook until the kale is wilted and the spices are absorbed.step-resep-cah-kangkung-08
  • Lift and serve.step-resep-cah-kangkung-09

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Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size1 servings

  • Amount Per ServingCalories422
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 28.4g 44%
    • Saturated Fat 13.6g 65%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 2715mg 114%
  • Potassium 1503mg 43%
  • Total Carbohydrate 38.7g 13%
    • Dietary Fiber 5.1g 20%
    • Sugars 1.3g
  • Protein 9.2g 18%

  • Calcium 25%
  • Iron 28%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.