Score some cuts into the tempeh as you would with Chinese-style squid.
Then cut the tempeh into chunks.
Dip the tempeh in the salt water and fry it. It's done! Cafe-style tempeh goreng.
You can have a lot of fun with this recipe.
The tempeh looked like this until just a few minutes ago, the power of soy bean oil sure is scary!
Story Behind this Recipe
I eat tempeh almost everyday so I made these with as plain a flavour as possible. If you're serving these to adults, you can change the flavour dramatically with sambal (Indonesian flavored chili sauce).
You could just fry the tempeh and sprinkle salt over the top, but dipping it in salty water will prevent it from going oily too. The tempeh doen't dirty the oil so much either, so you can save the oil for when you need it next.