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    I was familiar with regular soy sauce, dark soy, and sweet soy. Someone just turned me onto others, got a double fermented shoyu, also mushroom flavored soy, and Tamari. A world of flavor I had missed! Tamari is common, still hadn't ever tried it.
    Wow. Am sure you all know Kenji advocates for soy sauce. Just didn't realize how many variations there are.

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    If you have Netflix, watch the Salt episode of Salt Fat Acid Heat. There's a bit about making soy sauce the old fashioned way.

    Oh and there's also Kecap Manis, a sweet version https://www.daringgourmet.com/homema...eet-soy-sauce/
    Last edited by rickgregory; February 19, 2021, 08:03 PM.

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    #3
    There is a Asian food store about an hour from my house. I seldom get there, but they have a large soy sauce section. Unfortunately, most all the labels are in Chinese, so I don't know what I'm lookin' at...

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    • rickgregory
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      Soy sauce. You're looking at soy sauce...

      (I'll see myself out).

    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      rickgregory - yes - soy sauce, but no idea what variety...

    #4
    I always have Chinese light (a/k/a thin) and dark soy sauce on hand, plus kecap manis. Also Kikkoman regular and low sodium. I have not tried Korean or Thai soy sauces.

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      #5
      All soy sauces are not created equal, literally. As in almost everything in the cooking “game” there are a multitude of different kinds. Light & dark is a gross disrespect for the different flavors that are brewed. And then you have the qualities to contend with. It is a study in itself. There are some Japanese soy sauces fermented up to 30 years. Not just another soy sauce.

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      • Mark V
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        I will look into it.

      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        Dewesq55 there are many cooks who just look at soy sauce as any old soy sauce & dark soy sauce is just a color thing. Sort of an attitude of you’ve seen one you’ve seen em all.

      • Dewesq55
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        FireMan - Got it. I'm sure you're correct. But that's definitely not me. Since I mainly cook Chinese, Chinese soy sauces are what I keep around. I had been using Koon Chun soy sauces for 40 years. I just recently started using Pearl River Bridge based on some stuff I was reading on the 'net. I don't really notice the difference, TBH, but it's definitely good. Actually I haven't tried their dark soy yet since I still have a couple/few tablespoons of the Koon Chun left in the bottle.

      #6
      I buy different import varieties from Amazon. I still have lots to learn.

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      • Mr. Bones
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        I still have lots to learn.
        As do we all, Brother...

        Fortunately, learnin is rated quite high, mongst my most favouritest things to do!
        Last edited by Mr. Bones; February 20, 2021, 01:18 PM.

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      I buy a lot from this place. They have a number of different Japanese soy sauces plus much more
      https://thejapanesepantry.myshopify.com/

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        #8
        Tamari for me. I think tamari is also vegan (not that it matters to me) because there is no anchovy?

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        • Bkhuna
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          Soy sauce isn't made with anchovies. Fish sauce is made from anchovies.

          Soy sauce is vegan.
          Soy sauce may contain wheat however, Tamari can, but not always, be gluten free.

        • N227GB
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          Whole Foods is my source for wheat free soy sauce. 😉

          (Posted from my phone)

        #9
        Cain't rightly recall what Sam is usin, it's definitely a thicker, more viscous soy, but it looks interestin to try...

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          #10
          I like the soy sauce that comes in the little packets with Chinese take-out.
          Pairs well with Hot Sour soup. Yes, I add it to hot-sour soup.

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            #11
            I have a dark soy sauce I use rarely (because it's not usually called for), I buy low sodium Kikkoman for marinades, then I have whatever brand of better soy sauce I've purchased for general use in recipes or as a condiment.

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