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Kitchen Tips: The Best Soy Sauce To Cook With

We’ve all been there: standing in the middle of the supermarket aisle staring at shelf after shelf of soy sauce. So how do you know which soy sauce is the right one for your recipe?

For starters, it helps to know the different types of soy sauce. And if in doubt, remember that rich and flavoursome Chinese-style soy sauces are ideal for cooking, whereas lighter Japanese-style soy sauces are designed for dipping.

The chef’s choice

If you’re looking for a versatile soy sauce for cooking a range of dishes, pick up a bottle of Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce. Made from premium soy beans and wheat flour, this authentic soy sauce is a favourite among top chefs and home cooks across the world. It is traditionally brewed according to the natural method, which gives it a rich soy flavour and aroma that will delicately enhance any dish.

Five ways to add flavour with Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce


Make a marinade of soy sauce, olive oil, brown sugar and sesame and use to marinate this garlic-roasted soy sauce lamb.

Garlic Roasted Soy Sauce Lamb Recipe


Create a sticky glaze of soy sauce, garlic, ginger and star anise for this Chinese-style honey-roasted chicken.

Chinese Honey Roasted Chicken Recipe


Add depth of flavour to this wintry braise of beef, soy and star anise.

braise of beef with soy and star anise


Give a salty savouriness to your stir-fries by adding a splash of soy sauce, like the pork topping for these dan dan noodles.

Dan Dan Noodles


Embrace the salty nature of soy sauce by using it to season a range of dishes, such as this classic chicken noodle soup.

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

For more tips on choosing the right sauces and seasonings, including vegetarian, gluten-free and salt-reduced options, read Free and Easy with Lee Kum Kee.

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