Tempeh originated in the Island of Java, Indonesia, centuries ago. As individuals who grew up in Indonesia, Wiwas Tempeh owners are passionate in bringing this traditional iconic food “tempeh” into every family in the United States; a nation with diverse cultures.
Tempeh is highly nutritious. In addition to its high protein content, tempeh is also an excellent source of calcium, minerals, dietary fiber, and rich in vitamin B12, which is exceptionally rare in plant-based food. Tempeh has high isoflavones contents that potentially may reduce cancer risk. Furthermore, the fermentation process makes the protein in tempeh more easily digested and absorbed by our body compared to soybeans and other forms of soybeans (such as tofu).
Tempeh is delicious. Being immigrants in the USA, we had been missing good quality tempeh with original authentic taste and texture like what we had back in Indonesia.
Tempeh is often times being overlooked despite of its health benefits. It is considered as “makanan kampung” which translates into “village food” by Indonesians since it is readily available and parts of daily diets in Indonesia. Many Indonesians do not have regular access to high-protein food such as meat. However, they can stay healthy, energetic, and productive with the tempeh diets. This is a testament of the health benefits of tempeh.
For these reasons, we were motivated and started Wiwas Tempeh in 2019. Our missions are to introduce authentic Indonesian tempeh taste and to help people improve their quality of life by incorporating tempeh into daily diets.
We hope an increased awareness of tempeh in the United States will drive many (including younger generations) to embrace tempeh as healthy high-protein plant-based foods for their daily meals. Tempeh is tasty and can be cooked in a variety of ways. They can be served with pasta sauce, curry, salad, sandwich, etc.
Our tempeh is made by simple natural ingredients: high-quality organic non-GMO soybeans, tempeh cultures, and water. Our tempeh is also vegan and keto-friendly. Wiwas Tempeh is majority women-owned business. We thrive for clean and efficient production, excellent product, quality service, and ultimately healthy and happy customers.