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May 18, 2007 02:14 PM

Help? What is Kikkoman?

I'm new here and a friend of mine just introduced me to Kikkoman sauces. I had never heard of them before. Can anyone tell me a little about this brand? Is it old? Trustworthy? Is it an Asian brand? Anything else I should know? Thanks so much!

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  1. Kikkoman is a producer of Asian sauces such as soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, mirin. It is a Japanese company so tends toward seasonings and condiments from that cuisine. It is perfectly respectable quality and can be found in probably any large or small grocery store in the United States.

    1. Kikkoman was possibly the first and then only soy sauce available in California (from Japanese grocers) in the 1930s onward in California. My mother remembered being taunted by non-Asian Americans that she was eating "bug juice".

      1. kikkoman is old school and reliable because it is usually the only brand of asian sauces at some grocery stores (although this is definately starting to change).

        Growing up in a half asian family, my mother used kikkoman when we lived in the boondocks for soy sauce. Now she uses $50/gallon homemade stuff which is way better. If you are starting out cooking asian food then I would suggest the kikkoman and than branching out from there starting with different sauces from different asian countries, because kikkoman is japanese

        1. Kikkoman
          From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
          Kikkoman Corporation (キッコーマン株式会社, Kikkōman Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 2801 ) is an international company based in Japan.

          Founded in 1917, it is based in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is a combination of 8 family-owned businesses founded as early as 1630 by the Mogi family.

          Its main products and services include soy sauce, food seasoning and flavoring, Mirin, shōchū, and sake, Juice and other beverages, pharmaceuticals, and restaurant management services.

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