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Light or Dark Soy Sauce? An Easy Way to Tell the Difference Between the Two

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Question: Light or Dark Soy Sauce? An Easy Way to Tell the Difference Between the Two
Light and dark soy sauce are essential ingredients in Chinese cooking. But how do you tell the difference between the two?
Answer: This can be a problem if you’re shopping in an Asian supermarket and all the labels are in Chinese. (While light soy sauce does have a lighter color, it can still be difficult to tell the two apart). One solution of course, is simply to ask for help. But another option is to turn the bottle over and right side up again. Just like red wine, dark soy sauce runs more slowly down the sides and leaves a residue. Try it!

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