How the Humble Soy Sauce Defines Asian Cuisine

Soy sauce is the not-so-secret secret ingredient behind some of the most popular Asian dishes

Photo by Kevin Lee

What do some of the most popular Asian (in the colloquial sense meaning East Asian) dishes — lo mein from China, bulgogi from Korea, shoyu ramen from Japan — have in common? They all rely on soy sauce for much of their flavor.

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Software engineer by day, food enthusiast by night. Co-founder of The Mini Chef (www.theminichef.com)