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.