ingredient information
Mushrooms Soy Sauce
Mushroom Soy Sauce is a Chinese soy sauce flavored with straw mushrooms. Soy sauce is made from a mixture of soy beans and wheat, barley or rice. Steamed and fermented soy beans are combined with roasted grains and mixed with a yeast mold. After an initial fermentation, a brine solution and additional yeast strains are introduced and the mixture is placed in large fermentation casks and left to mature. After maturing, the resulting liquid is filtered, producing soy oil and soy sauce. While soy sauces vary from country to country, there are generally three main types of soy sauce: dark soy sauce, light soy sauce and sweetened soy sauce. Dark soy sauce, as the name implies is dark in color and is full flavored. Light soy sauce is lighter in terms of color but generally saltier than dark soy sauce. Light sauce is used often in cooking dishes such as seafood so that the soy sauce does not darken the color of the dish. Sweetened soy sauces are flavored with sugars and used frequently in Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine.