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Old 08-25-2018, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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And Thai soy sauce, Filipino soy sauce ...

And then there is light soy sauce, dark soy sauce ...

And you wonder why my pantry is so full.
Filipino is my favorite
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Old 08-25-2018, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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True, there is a definite difference in the taste of Chinese and Japanese soy sauce. Iím going to try the soy sauce that George recommended, and there is a handful of Asian groceries in Olympia. Iím not sure where Myrtle Creek is, but if you live close to Portland, there is a good selection of Asian groceries to browse.
200 miles from Portland. It's not a shopping option for me.
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Old 08-25-2018, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Low sodium soy sauce is like is like diet caffeine free Coke. What's the point?
One of the consequences of switching to light salt (50% potassium chloride) decades ago is that my tolerance for salt in food has really dropped. To my taste, regular soy sauce makes food so salty it is inedible. It's interesting that the Japanese natives I know often complain about American food being too salty. There are advantages to low sodium. At 71, I do not have high blood pressure, do not retain fluid, and my doctor never mentions limiting my salt intake.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I'm not a big fan of salt either, just never really liked it much and only add a little to some foods. I rarely use soy sauce but it is called for in some recipes - it's a flavor, shouldn't taste like salt imo.
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Old 08-25-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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Maybe these sites can help you out, hope something will!

MEE TU SOY SAUCE, 16 OZ - 12 PER CASE

https://www.mokeyinternational.com/item/?id=B008VSVRFK

Mee Tu All Purpose Chinese Marinade $3.79

18.00 fl oz SKU / UPC: 073166042238

Mee Tu All Purpose Chinese Marinade 18.00 fl oz ShopRite

The Food Emporium

https://www.instacart.com/the-food-e...sauce-16-fl-oz

Mee Tu Soy Sauce, Economy Size

https://www.fooducate.com/app#!page=...2-FEFD45A4D471
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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I discovered years ago a soy sauce that I haven't been able to find anywhere for the last several years ... except on some website that will only sell cases of the stuff!

As much as this brand is my favorite, I just don't have a need for 24 16oz bottles!

It's a brand that most folks have never heard of, I'm guessing?

Mee Tu Soy Sauce



(They make a great Duck Sauce too!)

Since I can't find a store, locally that carries Mee Tu, I am open to suggestions.

What are your favorites?

I don't care for Kikkoman and I've heard some good things about Pearl River?

San-J doesn't do much for me either.

I have been using La Choy which is passable and which I guess I will stay unless something better comes along.

Thanks

I've heard of the brand! Even seen it locally...now if I can only remember where. Probably at the local Asian market.
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Old 08-25-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Low sodium soy sauce is like is like diet caffeine free Coke. What's the point?
I always keep it on hand for making sauces, many recipes call for it because when you cook regular shoyu it gets too strong and salty.
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:15 AM
 
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The Chinese restaurants are not buying their soy sauce in one ounce bottles. All brands of soy sauce are going to be available in economy size. The restaurant supply store sells soy sauce in gallon bottles and the local Chinese restaurants buy those by the case ( four bottles ).


Most commercial soy sauces are sold by the case, 4-1 gallon bottles.

But still, I have NEVER seen any soy sauce use the term "economy size" which would lead me to question its quality.
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Old 08-25-2018, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I know people who claim they can taste the difference between light and dark shoyu, Japanese and Chinese etc. I'm not one of them .
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Old 08-25-2018, 03:39 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I use Kikkoman Low Sodium and Lee Kum Kee.
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