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Jun 10, 2012 08:03 PM

Do you have fish-shaped soy sauce at your local Sushi shop?

Hi, I'm wondering if countries outside of Australia and Asia have these little fish-shaped soy sauce containers? I'm presently doing an illustration of a Makizushi (Sushi Roll) holding one of them for a product that may be sold in USA, Europe and other regions. I can't really include the said container unless it's internationally recognisable. Any comments would be most helpful.
Thank you,

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    1. I'm in the US and I've never seen soy sauce in that container before. It's usually in a clear bottle with the manufacturer's info stamped on it like my photo, or in some variation of a little ceramic pot.

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      1. re: gmm

        mostly for to go you see the ketchup packet style, but I have seen those around. Most sushi bars have the style gmm pictures above.

      2. The household supply section of small Japanese grocery stores (I am in Southern California) sell a three pack of those fish shape containers- empty. There is a small funnel also in the package. I assume you fill the container and carry with your lunch.

        Have never seen any filled ones sold or available at sushi shops or to-go counters.

        1. I'm in the US (northern California, to be exact), and the only time I've seen those is in Japan.

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          1. re: ricepad

            I'm also in the Bay Area and have purchased them (empty) at Daiso in Cupertino, near Marukai. They're in a section that includes lots of bento supplies.

            1. re: 2m8ohed

              Yeah, I should have been more specific in my response. I have never seen those in commercial application (that is, restaurant/food stall take out) outside of Japan. I have seen them in stores (empty).

              1. re: ricepad

                I remember seeing these when I was a little kid, but I don't remember where. I use to live in Hong Kong, and they weren't there. (to go sushi and 30C heat doesn't mix anyway.) I live in the SF Bay Area now, and here we have the ketchup packet copycats.

                Maybe it was on the East Coast, or on United Airlines.

          2. In the UK, they always seem to accompany sushi sold in supermarkets, so I assume they're pretty well recognised here (at least in the context of folk who buy sushi in supermarkets)