Kikkoman has been brewing soy sauce for more than 350 years, upholding a tradition of quality and excellence that has made it the world’s leading soy sauce manufacturer. And in a time when considering the source is more important than ever, restaurateurs and R&D chefs can rest assured that Kikkoman Soy Sauce is naturally brewed in the USA from fresh, natural North American-sourced water, wheat, soybeans and salt-using a time-honored process that hasn’t changed much since Kikkoman began brewinsoy sauce in the seventeenth century.
How Soy Sauce is Made
Some soy sauces are chemically brewed in just a few days. Not Kikkoman. Kikkoman Soy Sauce is naturally brewed and aged six months, like a fine wine. Its complex flavor, delicate aroma and appealing reddish-brown color complement and intensify the natural flavors, aromas and colors of foods without masking or overpowering. That’s a claim non-brewed soy sauces just can’t make.
Kikkoman Soy Sauce, which contains more than 285 distinct flavor and aroma components, is an easily incorporated ingredient that’s convenient to use and store. And when used in the right quantity, it acts as a natural flavor enhancer, adding “umami” to any savory dish.
Umami is the Japanese concept of the fifth taste-often described as meaty, savory or brothy. Umami ingredients boost flavor, make foods taste richer, more intense, more fully rounded. Kikkoman Soy Sauce is one of the most versatile, all-purpose umami ingredients of all. In addition to Kikkoman Soy Sauce, Kikkoman also offers four delicious Asian sauces: Thai style chili sauce, hoisin sauce, plum sauce and black bean sauce. Each sauce is ready to use as a dipping sauce or can be blended with one or more ingredients to add a punch of flavor to sauces, dressings and marinades. Here are umami recipe ideas. Kikkoman’s Asian sauces add instant Asian flavor and dimension to any restaurant menu.
Authentic Asian Sauces
Kikkoman Thai Style Chili Sauce strikes the perfect balance of fiery Thai chilis and garlic in a sweet and tangy sauce. Use right from the bottle as a dipping sauce for meat or vegetable skewers, springs rolls, deep-fried prawns and other appetizers or to add sweet heat and authentic Southeast Asian flavor to stir-fries, dressings, sauces and marinades.
Kikkoman Hoisin Sauce blends puréed plums, miso and soy sauce to make this classic Asian cooking sauce and condiment. It adds deep, rich flavor and color to basting sauces, stir-fries, noodle and rice bowls, sauces and dressings. It can also be used as a condiment for Asian-style roast duck, mu shu pork, chicken wings, wraps and fried appetizers.
Kikkoman Plum Sauce is a sweet-and-tangy condiment with the lively flavors of plums and ginger. It’s often served as an accompaniment to fried wontons and other appetizers, but it also pairs perfectly with duck, meatballs, roasted pork and spareribs. Kikkoman Plum Sauce makes a great base for signature sauces, dips, spreads and marinades.
Kikkoman offers a variety of convenient, versatile teriyaki products — from the original Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce to products, such as Teriyaki Glaze, Teriyaki Baste & Glaze with Honey & Pineapple, and Quick & Easy Gourmet Teriyaki. These products make it easy to serve authentic teriyaki dishes, for an example here is a link to Orange-Teriyaki Glazed Duck Breast recipe, and their sweet-savory flavor makes them an ideal base for a wide range of non-Asian foods, too, from sauces and dressings to grilled and barbecued dishes and even pizzas.
Asian Batters and Coatings
If you are looking for better batter and breading for baked and fried foods, Kikkoman Tempura Batter Mix and Panko Japanese Style Bread Crumbs have you covered. And Kikkoman Panko now has zero grams trans fat. Kikkoman’s Tempura Batter Mix is the secret to better batter. Not just for Asian foods, its outstanding appearance, flavor, texture and holding power make it ideal for all kinds of fried foods-from appetizers to desserts. It’s easy to use too: Just add water to create a rich, smooth batter that gives seafood, vegetables and poultry a delicate, crispy coating. If you give Kikkoman Panko Japanese Style Bread Crumbs a try, you’ll never want to use ordinary bread crumbs again. They’re coarser and lighter-the premium, all-purpose, zero grams trans fat breading for baked or fried appetizers, entrées and desserts.
Pearl® Organic Soymilk
Kikkoman also produces a heart-healthy line of soymilk. Pearl® Organic Soymilk is available in six on-trend flavors: Original, Unsweetened, Chocolate, Vanilla, Green Tea and new Coffee flavor. Pearl® Organic Soymilk is the perfect choice for commercial and non-commercial foodservice operations looking for nutritious, non-dairy menu alternatives. Available in 1-quart and individual (8.25-ounce) aseptic cartons that keep the product fresh without refrigeration, Pearl Organic Soymilk is ideal for coffee and espresso-bar service, as well as for use in cooking. It can be used instead of milk or cream in soups, sauces and baked goods. Pearl Organic Soymilk is as versatile as milk with all the health benefits of soy!
For more information on these and other Kikkoman products like stir-fry sauce, sweet & sour sauce, salted mirin, memmi, organic soy sauce and tamari soy sauce, visit www.kikkomanusa.com