Soy sauce is a staple Asian seasoning ingredient and condiment brewed from fermented soybeans and wheat. Shopping a right one at Asian supermarket is not always easy. This list of top soy sauces in the world is composited for you to choose from. For detailed information behind, please refer to The Complete Guide to Soy Suaces.
In short, for Cantonese style Chinese cooking, buy Chinese light and dark soy sauces of brands "Koon Chun", "Pearl River Bridge" and "Lee Kum Kee". Otherwise, pick a Japanese Kikkoman, or Taiwanese "Kimland" or "Wan Ja Shan". Is that simple?
Soy sauce is the third best-selling condiment after ketchup and mayonnaise in the United States.
Koon Chun Soy Sauces
Koon Chun Soy Sauces are our number one pick of Chinese soy sauces. Koon Chun is made in Hong Kong with the basic ingredients of Canadian soybeans, sea salt, wheat flour and water without additives.
Koon Chun soy sauces are widely recommended in Chinese cooking communities.
Pearl River Bridge Soy Sauces
Pearl River Bridge Soy Sauces are the best soy sauces made in China with the basic ingredients of soybeans, salt, wheat flour and water without additives. They are widely recommended on the Internet. If the packaging label is different, however, please pay attention on the ingredients on label.
Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauces
We only recommend the four soy sauces listed here because other LKK soy sauces may have some non-traditional additives. The Supereme Soy Sauce (金酱油) is the only one all-purpose Chinese soy sauce that is comparible with Kikkoman all-purpose ones.
Flavor-Enhanced Soy Sauces
As the name says, these soy sauces contain flavor enhancers, such as MSG. They are soy sauce-based Maggi knockoffs and can be used as all-purpose soy sauces. They may also called Seasoned Soy Sauce
If you can offer, Maggi Seasionings are the the best.
Kikkoman Soy Sauces
Kikkoman Soy Sauce is traditionally brewed and aged for full flavor from water, wheat, soybeans and salt. Kikkoman Soy Sauce has a complex, mellow flavor that complements and enhances all kinds of foods. The golden tin pack is our best recommendation for all-purpose soy sauce.
San-J Soy Sauces
San-J creates a variety of all natural, Non-GMO verified, gluten free tamari soy sauce with alcohol as the preservative, which is similar to many Chinese artisanal soy sauces.
Wan Ja Shan Soy Sauces
Since its creation in 1945, Wan Ja Shan has become one of the leading manufacturers of naturally brewed soy sauce in Taiwan and the United States. Wan Ja Shan soy sauce is 100% naturally brewed from basic ingredients with sugar and alcohol as the preservative. They are sweeter than Chinese and Japanese counterparts
The left one are the best.
Kimlan Soy Sauces
Kimlan soy sauces are naturally brewed in Taiwan from basic ingredients with sugar as the preservative. They are sweeter than Chinese and Japanese counterparts.
The left one are the best.