Try the sensory check!
Kikkoman quality you can see, smell and taste
See the difference!
Can you see how different the soy sauces on these two plates look? Kikkoman Soy Sauce is transparent, with a beautiful reddish-brown colour. The other sauce, which isn’t naturally brewed, is darker in colour and opaque like syrup.
Smell the difference!
Stir the soy sauce briefly with a chopstick. Then place the chopstick under your nose and inhale deeply. You’ll notice a distinctive difference in the aromas of the two sauces. Kikkoman Soy Sauce has a fine, slightly sweet aroma that stimulates the appetite. Soy sauce that isn’t naturally brewed has a very intensive aroma with chemical overtones.
Feel the difference!
Dip a chopstick into each soy sauce. Dark-coloured, chemically produced soy sauce forms a thick droplet at the end of the chopstick. Kikkoman Naturally brewed soy sauce, on the other hand, hardly sticks to the chopstick. That’s a clear sign of quality.
Taste the difference!
Sample a few drops of Kikkoman Soy Sauce and you‘ll immediately notice that it has a rich, complex aroma and a delicious full-bodied flavour. Kikkoman Soy Sauce rounds off the flavour of foods without masking it. Chemically produced soy sauce has a salty, overpowering and artificial flavour.