If Chinese Is Your Favourite Cuisine, Soya Sauce Is A Must-Have In Your Kitchen
Soya sauce is to Chinese cuisine what ketchup is to American food
There’s much more to Chinese cooking than noodles, chilli paneer and fried rice. If you are looking to prepare restaurant-style Chinese food at home that tastes truly authentic, then you must always keep a bottle of soya sauce in your kitchen. Used in almost all Asian dishes, soya sauce is to Chinese cuisine what ketchup is to American food. Packed with umami (savoury) flavours, this sauce has become quite a popular pantry addition for chefs and foodies across the globe.
While dark soya sauce has been in the Indian kitchens for as long as we can remember—an essential ingredient in one of our favourite birthday party foods, chowmein—it’s the lighter variety that is often used as a table condiment. With a lighter viscosity, it has a more vibrant hue and flavour as compared to the dark soya sauce and is more versatile of the two. Light soya lends itself well to stir-fries, marinades, salad dressing and braising of meats. It can be used as a dipping sauce too.