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Pearl River Bridge Superior Lao Chou Dark Soy Sauce

Superior lao chou (dark soy sauce) is a triple threat! It's thicker, sweeter, and darker than regular or light soy sauce. Not only does it add a deliciously salty umami flavor, but it also helps darken sauces.

Lao chou translates to "old" soy sauce because of its aging process. By letting dark soy sauce sit, it can offer this rich flavor that light soy sauce doesn't quite achieve. You can use this versatile sauce to flavor rice, noodles, soups, and more. 

Common Allergens: Wheat, Soy.

What is The Difference between Light and Dark Chinese Soy Sauce?

Dark Chinese soy sauce is different than dark Japanese soy sauce. It has a sweeter flavor due to the addition of sugar or molasses. This soy sauce is usually only used for cooked recipes, not dips. For example, you can use dark soy sauce for red braised pork belly. It adds a more decadent texture to dishes as it's slightly viscous.

Light soy sauce is more expensive in China yet is the most common variety you’ll see noted in recipes. If you’re reading a Chinese recipe and it only notes soy sauce, assume it’s talking about light soy sauce. It’s slightly saltier than dark soy sauce and not as sweet. It is great paired with seafood or as a dumpling sauce.

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From pantry staples to kitchenware, Bokksu Market ships everyday pan-Asian grocery items and ingredients right to your door across the contiguous US. delivers original assortments of Japanese snacks and tea pairings on a monthly subscription basis, as well as offers a marketplace selling artisanal, handcrafted products found exclusively in Japan.