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Dec 12, 2007 09:35 PM

Best soy sauce for sushi?

Can anyone recommend a particular brand and style of soy sauce to use with sushi? When the puny package included with some sushi I brought home ran out I tried some Kikkoman and it overpowered the other flavors. I live near some asian markets so I should be able to find most brands.

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  1. Kikkoman makes a soy sauce specifically for sushi and sashimi. It's call Kappou Sashimi Soy Sauce. This soy sauce contains bonito extract and mirin; perfect with sushi. I picked mine up at Ranch 99, but I would think that most Asian markets should carry it.

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    1. re: BillSF

      i like kikkoman as well. i use organic kikkoman (the japanese version and not the sauce made for USA, there is a big difference) and use just a small puddle of soy versus making a small lake in my dipping saucer. the reason i like kikkoman is they use a natural brewing process versus other soy sauces are not. well, that's what my mother told me and that's what my relatives tell me who all live in japan but what do they know? they could be wrong. but if kikkoman seems strong try the light sodium which has the green label. also, try to find the japanese version not the american. i would stay away from chinese soy sauce as ingredients aren't made to compliment sushi.

      1. re: BillSF

        Thanks for the recommendations. My Safeway doesn't have the sushi-specific Kikkoman but I should be able to pick it up at Ranch 99, though perhaps not the Japanese organic version.

        1. re: charliemyboy

          I have the Yamasa brand of sashimi soy sauce - in effect soy sauce plus some mirin and vinegar. Probably got it at 99.