Soy Sauce: A Versatile Condiment
An iconic marker of Asian cuisine, soy sauce is made by fermenting soybeans. The origins of the condiment are said to be rooted in China and were introduced to Japan around the 13th century. Great as a dipping sauce, soy sauce will add extra salty, umami flavor to any appetizer or dish.
What can I make with soy sauce?
Soy sauce is a key ingredient for many Japanese dishes, as well as Asian cuisine at large. Dishes such as chicken teriyaki, fried rice, and beef bulgogi all include a healthy dash of soy sauce combined with ingredients such as Hoisin and rice wine vinegar. Enjoy dipping homemade sushi rolls in a bowl of soy sauce, or drizzling the condiment over a platter of potstickers. This versatile sauce can also be used in classic American recipes, from homemade salad dressings to baked chicken with vegetables.