My favorite soy sauce - no add colors and no added flavour enhancers.

My soy sauces

Light / traditional soy sauce – Kikkoman

  • Kikkoman All-purpose soy sauce is made in Japan with no artificial colors, no artificial flavors and no preservatives. It actually tastes fresh (if there is such a thing for fermented soy sauces).
  • This is the only soy sauce I use for my kid’s meals.
  • Mix with olive oil as a great sauce for plain rice, tuna rice, tuna avocado rice
  • Mix with sesame oil as a great topping sauce for blanched Asian greens and poached chicken
Kikkoman soy sauce
Kikkoman soy sauce

Traditional light soy sauce & dark soy sauce – Pearl River Bridge

Made in Guangdong province in Southern China, Pearl River Bridge was the only brand of soy sauces I grew up with. The Pearl River Bridge Superior Light Soy Sauce and Superior Dark Soy Sauce have a strong aroma of fermentation, with no added colors or flavor enhancers.

They can be used for:

  • Traditional light soy sauce is salty and earthy. Dark soy sauce is less salty and is often used to add color.
  • Meat marinate – I use light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sugar and wine to marinate meat before stir frying.
  • Stir fry – traditional light soy sauce with a little sugar can brown the meat nicely and and add flavors. A dash of dark soy sauce at the end of the cooking will enhance the dish with a glossy and ‘grilled’ impression.
  • Add to boiled rice – plain rice can be very tasty with a little traditional light soy sauce and olive oil.
  • Light dipping sauce for dumplings and slow-poached meat – traditional light soy sauce and sesame oil
  • Tangy dipping sauce for dumplings and slow-poached meat – traditional light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, garlic, ginger, balsamic vinegar and sesame oil. The sauce can be thicken by bring it to boil with some corn flour and water.
  • Noodle sauce – toss cooked plain noodles with some dark soy sauce and sesame oil to give it a rich color and aroma (‘lao mien’).

Pear River Bridge superior light soy sauce and dark soy sauce
Pear River Bridge Superior Light Soy Sauce and Dark Soy Sauce

Lee Kum Kee Double Deluxe Dark Soy Sauce – the tastiest

This is probably the tastiest soy sauce I ever bought. The color is rich and the flavors are deep. The Double Deluxe Dark Soy Sauce contains no preservative, no added colors and no flavor enhancers.

I use it to toss noodles (lao mien) with sesame oil and coriander.

Lee kum kee double deluxe soy sauce
Lee Kum Kee Double deluxe Soy Sauce

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