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Best Chinese restaurant in Zetland on all you need to know about soy sauce

Every time we visit the Chinese restaurant, what is the staple sauce we ask for? Soy sauce it is! Do you know that soy sauce is actually made of soy beans? Read on for more interesting facts.

No one actually knows when soy sauce was first formulated. We only know that it is during the Song Dynasty. Since then soy sauce became a staple in the Chinese cuisine.

There is this famous saying that emphasised the importance of soy sauce in the lives of the Chinese - “The things that people cannot do without everyday are firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, and tea.”

As mentioned earlier on, soy sauce is made of soy beans but it also includes other ingredients such as wheat flour, a lot of salt and water. The process of fermenting soy sauce is very complex and takes from 6 months to 2 years! Soy sauce is a good daily source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Copper.

It’s surprising how plain salt is less important in the Chinese cuisine than it does in a great many other cuisines.

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