Learn About Tempeh
How to order tempeh from us?
Our kitchen is licenced by the BBMP and our parent company is a well established and profitable private limited company. We use only food grade materials for packaging. All vessels and machinery are stainless steel and food grade. Since we are the only learned and qualified Tempe producers, we guarantee you the quality, texture and taste of Indonesian Tempe delivered to your doorstep.
Q & A
Is your Tempe pasteurized?
Tempe Wala does not pasteurise the Tempe for anyone as of now. It is served raw and alive. This is because we prepare our Tempe for each order. We do not store, freeze or pasteurise because we do not feel the need to do so. We also want to maintain the probiotic element of the Tempe served. Tempe can be pasteurised upon request.
How long can you store Tempe?
What is the best way to thaw frozen tempeh?
Tempe can be thawed in room temperature or can be steamed. Since the heat kills the living bacteria, steamed (pasteurised) Tempe can be stored in a chiller for a longer period of time.
How can you tell when tempeh has spoiled?
Tempe gets a distinct sour smell when it is overly ripened. This is not toxic and can be used in certain delicacies for a specific fishy taste. In Java, many Tempeh Bosok (ripened Tempe) dishes are craved by the locals.
Your sense of smell is your best detector. Since our Tempe is created very hygienically, it is quite impossible for any other foreign bacteria or yeast to grow in its environment. Therefore, if the Tempe gets so ripened that the odour is unbearable, we advise it to be fed to cows or plants. It is a valuable asset to all parts of nature.
Can tempeh be eaten raw?
Yes, Tempe can be eaten raw. Tempe is a vibrant probiotic and rare health superfood with an earthy and fruity essence. It is most impactful to the human body when consumed raw.
Is raw tempeh considered a "rawfood"?
Yes, Tempe is raw food.
Boiling the soybeans is unimportant to the determination of Tempe's nature because Tempe is an entirely separate item after the soybean ferments.
We are feeding the Tempe culture soybeans, leading to a completely different composition.
Raw Tempe is more like raw mushrooms rather than cooked soybeans.
Can tempeh be re-frozen?
Does tempeh have B-12?
The sanitary production of Tempe does not allow the presence of B12 in any significant amounts. Therefore, we provide an option for fortified Tempe.
What is in your opinion the most appealing way to serve tempeh for the vegetarian and average mainstream Eastern customer?
Tempe is steamed or boiled really well in salted and spiced water. It can be shredded and used in spicy Indian gravies like tempeh butter masala or Tempe Asian soup.
What is in your opinion the most appealing way to serve tempeh for the non-vegetarian and average mainstream Western customer?
Most of the Tempe used in the streets of Java, Indonesia is sliced, dipped in salt water and deep-fried. A deep-fried or grilled Tempe item in burgers and salads will be suitable for a western palate.
What is Tempe?
Tempe is a fermented soybean ingredient traditional to Southeast Asian countries.
Indonesian delicacies demand Tempe for its firm and meaty texture.
Why is Tempe famous?
Tempe is good for health, the environment, natural, organic, tasty and cruelty-free.
Why do you call Tempe "The protein of the future"?
How does Tempe empower the general public?
Where is Tempe from?
Tempe was first created and consumed in Java, Indonesia.
How is Tempe now available in Bangalore?
Through creating an environment similar to the tropics of Java, we have mimicked the manufacturing processes of the 250,000 local businesses making Tempe there. Now, our production facility led by Java-trained tempe makers ensures a smooth and regular production for many customers in Bangalore.
When and how was Tempe discovered?
Tempe is the longest known fermented soy product. It dates back to thousands of years. They found mould growing over a local strain of banana leaves across cooked soybeans. Fast forward today, the ancient delicious fermented product is developed and cooked in tons of exotic recipes.
How is Tempe prepared in Bangalore?
Tempe is fermented soybeans in a 3-day process involving machinery that mimics the environment and preparation of Indonesian factories.
We are completely sanitary. Stainless steel machinery and equipment. Licensed Kitchen for preparation. With disposable items currently in place for development.
We also make other beans and grain-free Tempe. Get lean and strong. Order now to try it in any regular recipe as a meat substitute. Cholesterol free and plant based. Diabetic and Ayurvedic friendly. Jain friendly.
"Traditional Fresh Tempeh is fermented using soybeans. It is a tasty, firm and earthy superfood that is natural, rich in protein and plant-based."
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1. We have now transformed our entire production, storage and delivery to a zero-waste, eco-friendly process.
2. We are currently making your Tempe in Banana Leaves. This practice is native to Indonesia and brings out the authentic flavour of this superfood.
3. Eco-friendly packaging. Delivery of Tempe Wala products is in 100% biodegradable and environmentally friendly packaging.
4. Delicious Tempe Cookies are now available.
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