Kikkoman Unveils Specialized Dark Soy Sauce for India
Kikkoman Unveils Specialized Dark Soy Sauce for India

Kikkoman is launching a dark soy sauce crafted exclusively for the Indian market.

Kikkoman from Japan invested four years in developing a natural dark soy sauce. This new variant, different from its globally renowned naturally brewed Kikkoman Soy Sauce, was crafted in response to the preference among many Indians for Chinese and Pan-Asian dishes to exhibit a visually appealing rich, dark color.

Kikkoman's renowned classic soy sauce is known for its natural brewing process, comprising only four ingredients that are soybeans, wheat, salt, and water which results in its distinctive clear reddish-brown hue.

In creating a dark soy sauce tailored for the Indian market, Kikkoman aimed to deliver a comparably natural product, free from the chemicals and artificial seasonings commonly employed by other dark soy sauce producers to enhance color.

“We set out to create a dark soy sauce that goes beyond superficial colour enhancements; It was a huge challenge to develop a natural product without added colouring or flavouring agents which is why it took four years of relentless effort and innovation. We are proud to present Kikkoman Dark Soy Sauce, a culmination of our rich brewing history and cutting-edge proprietary technology," said Shohei Yokobari, Product Manager for Kikkoman Dark Soy Sauce.

“The flavour profile is complex and deep and if I do a blind tasting, I can easily distinguish a dish made with Kikkoman Dark Soy Sauce and one made with other soy sauces,” said Chef Vikas Seth, culinary director at Embassy Leisure, Bengaluru.

Chef Vishal Kharel, the Culinary Director at the Berco's chain in Delhi NCR with 46 outlets, intends to universally adopt Kikkoman Dark Soy Sauce due to its exceptional taste. Describing it as having an "amazing taste," Kharel emphasizes its superior flavor profile and natural color, which he deems a perfect combination.

This product utilizes Kikkoman Honjozo Soy Sauce from Japan as its primary component, aligning with the "Make In India" initiative.

The product is tailored specifically for the Indian market, Kikkoman Dark Soy Sauce is aptly produced in India, aligning with the government's Make in India campaign.

This aspect serves as an additional appeal for chefs who prioritize the use of locally sourced ingredients.


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