At a beautiful beachside restaurant on the Gili Islands, we were served a local dish called sambal goreng tempeh, which roughly translates as ‘crispy fried tempeh in a spicy sauce’. It was epic. We were blown away.
After a quick search on the web, we found out that tempeh is packed with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. All this from just three natural ingredients – soybeans, water and a simple live culture.
It was clear to us right away: we needed to find a way to bring this incredible superfood to the people back home.
So we headed over to Java – where tempeh was invented centuries ago – to work under a world-renowned tempeh master. We watched. We cooked. We learned. And now we make our own.
Tiba [tee-bah] means ‘arrive’ in Indonesian. Now tempeh really has.