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Old 08-23-2018, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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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
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:03 AM
 
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Personally, I am not too excited about any soy sauce that has an "Economy Size".

You need to find a large Asian supermarket as opposed to going on line.

Here is an example:

https://www.hmart.com/storelocator/index/index/id/48/
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:36 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I don't use soy sauce. In my kitchen Maggi rules and I use it now for decades. It goes with just about anything:
Flavor Ammo: Why Maggi Goes Great With Just About Everything

"Maggi is a dark, hydrolysed vegetable protein-based seasoning sauce, which is very similar to East Asian soy sauce without actually containing soy. It is used most often in soups and sauces."

You might want to try it. It comes in small bottles as described here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0041...1SPBRCY5ECSMS3

This is also acceptable product:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FN...ID=81JM-5hBrSL

If you like it hot:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0052...CH0KMN0NHCKF6A

You can get it much cheaper in your regular store if you have German or Imported section there. If not try World Market or any place that also sells continental food. Here I get it for ~$4. It's concentrated and last for a while.

Pay attention to the label. It has to be original Maggi, not that awful substitute Made in China called Jugo.
So, do NOT buy this: (well, you might like it, but I think it's awful)
https://images.heb.com/is/image/HEBG...-000138322.jpg
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I don't use soy sauce. In my kitchen Maggi rules and I use it now for decades. It goes with just about anything:
Flavor Ammo: Why Maggi Goes Great With Just About Everything

"Maggi is a dark, hydrolysed vegetable protein-based seasoning sauce, which is very similar to East Asian soy sauce without actually containing soy. It is used most often in soups and sauces."

You might want to try it. It comes in small bottles as described here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0041...1SPBRCY5ECSMS3

This is also acceptable product:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00FN...ID=81JM-5hBrSL

If you like it hot:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0052...CH0KMN0NHCKF6A

You can get it much cheaper in your regular store if you have German or Imported section there. If not try World Market or any place that also sells continental food. Here I get it for ~$4. It's concentrated and last for a while.

Pay attention to the label. It has to be original Maggi, not that awful substitute Made in China called Jugo.
So, do NOT buy this: (well, you might like it, but I think it's awful)
https://images.heb.com/is/image/HEBG...-000138322.jpg
I have never heard of that!
(Maggi)

It sounds exactly like something that I will want to try!!

Since it's 3am right now and the stores are closed, I'm going to read all about it and see if I can find a market around here that has it.

Thank You.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Originally Posted by claymoore View Post
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 like Kikkoman. My local Walmart only had very large bottles once so I bought the Walmart brand, Great Value. It's OK, but it doesn't have the flavor that Kikkoman does.
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Old 08-24-2018, 05:27 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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we get our soy sauce at the Asian market. MY go to favorite sauce is made with a combo of soy sauce and sesame seed oil with a little rice vinegar, hot sauce and something sweet added. Usually I use a bit of fruit jam.
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Old 08-24-2018, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Inman Park (Atlanta, GA)
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I use Pearl River Bridge and purchase it at an Asian market.

It appears that Amazon carries it too. https://www.amazon.com/Pearl-River-B...0002CPC22?th=1

Walmart carries it too for a lot less than Amazon https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pearl-Riv...&wl13=&veh=sem

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Old 08-24-2018, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I buy the Trader Joe's Reduced Sodium soy sauce - it was recommended by a friend and I really like it - more flavor than just "salty"
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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La Choy has a milder flavor than Kikkoman. Reduced sodium soy sauce makes a good substitute for Maggi Seasoning.
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I use San-J Tamari
No wheat soy sauce, reduced sodium
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