What Makes Japanese Soy Sauce Special?

You probably don’t give a lot of thought to what makes one soy sauce different from another. However, did you know that the sauce you find at our Issaquah Japanese restaurant is distinctly Japanese? Indeed, there is an important difference between Japanese and Chinese soy sauces.

The main difference between Chinese and Japanese soy sauces is the ratio of soybeans to grains like wheat. Chinese soy sauce generally has little or no wheat, while most Japanese soy sauces will have more. The wheat gives the Japanese sauce a sweeter taste, which may account for how most of the common soy sauces you find in the States are of Japanese origin.