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Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce 1.75L $4.80 (Was $10) @ Woolworths

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Lee Kum Kee Golden Label Soy Sauce 1.75 Litres $4.80

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  • +1 vote

    Also available at Parramatta Westfield in NSW

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    What's the difference between Gold Label and Premium?

    • +15 votes

      Seems like the Gold Label SS is more artificial - lotsa good stuff like high fructose corn syrup, colouring, sweeteners & preservatives (WTF soy sauce should be salty enough as is)

      Whereas the Premium SS is made using traditional methods, the ingredients list is easier to understand and the tidbit about containing alcohol at the end indicates that they use fermentation to produce it (alcohol is a byproduct of natural fermentation).

      The Gold Label SS is only available in Aus & NZ, I can't find any references to it in the overseas/asian LKK website - it's a cheaper mass produced version of the good stuff.

      LKK Gold Label Soy Sauce

      Lee Kum Kee Gold Label Soy Sauce is brewed from soybeans and wheat. Its well-balanced flavour and soybean aroma will enhance any stir-fry. It is also suitable for dressing, dipping or marinating.

      Ingredients:
      Water, Salt, Soybeans (9%), Flavour Enhancer (621, 631, 627), Wheat, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Colour (150a), Preservative (202), Sweetener (955). Contains Soybeans, Wheat

      LKK Premium Soya sauce

      Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce is made from soybeans and wheat flour. It is brewed according to the traditional method. Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce has a rich soy flavour, colour and aroma which will delicately enhance the taste of any dish. Use it as a meat marinade, a dipping sauce, and seasoning.

      Ingredients:
      Water, Salt, Soybeans (11%), Sugar, Wheat Flour, Flavour Enhancers (631, 627).
      Contains Soybeans, Wheat.

      Contains 1.2 mL/100 mL alcohol (Alcohol will be reduced after cooking).

  • +4 votes

    Premium also seems to be half price.

    https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/productdetails/828048/lee...

    Both a great price…. But how long does soy sauce last on the shelf?

  • +2 votes

    Made in China.

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      Where it should be made

      • +7 votes

        Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan.

        China, if you are game enough.

      • +13 votes

        Having worked in PRC for a few years I personally would avoid any food/drinks made in PRC where I can. I don't mind paying a bit extra for products from Singapore, HK, Japan, Taiwan, Korea…

        • +1 vote

          I would suggest avoiding lkk too. Used to be made in hk before being outsourced to China. For HK brand you can go for Amoy though I don't see it on sale often if at all.

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          I also worked there, meh, you get what you pay for pretty much.

          IMO everyone is pretty dodgy when they think they can get away with it .

          as mentioned above, US are pretty bad when it comes to safety, it may have changed over a couple of decades but I'd rather fly an asian budget airline than any american ones

          as for soya sauce, who is this lee kum kee guy anyway?!, kikkoman only (the smell and taste says it all)

        • +5 votes

          This, I know a Chinese who strongly advise me not to buy soy sauce made in china, was told that it's chemical blah blah blah.

          • +7 votes

            @Jugg.Judy: When the Chinese don't trust Made I'm China products what happended to the China Numba1 and One China efforts?

            • +1 vote

              @Turd: I think the whole "putting dangerous chemicals in baby formula" really opened some Chinese eyes on their trust in chinese food.

              Doesn't help how chinese berries were contaminated with hep a in Australia and many other similar examples world wide.

            • -3 votes

              @Turd: Could never understand the logic behind this.

              Lets bite the hand that feed us by doing dodgy sh*t with our products.

              • +5 votes

                @xoom: I think it has to do with culture and society.

                If a dying and bleeding man is lying on the street in China begging for help no one will go up to and help him, they will stand around and look and take photos and videos whilst police and ambos are 10-15mins away. Why you ask? Any sane person would go immediately and help but in China if they are not your family they would not give you two seconds.

                Same as leaving the door behind open for the next person, you'll be walking and the person in front opens the door for themselves then looks at YOU as you approach and they let the door close.

                These are social cultural norms in China where we in the west take a different approach.

                Thus with these two simple examples in mind people in China will easily sell fake milk powder to others just to make a profit because they do not care for the people on the other end, they arent family and are ok to sell them to others, as long as the makers let their families know not to buy/take it.

                Of course there ARE few out there who do care and who do come to aid and who do go and leave doors open etc for others but these are very few.

                I bet i'll get a lot of negative votes on this but think deep to yourself about how can Chinese people prey on other Chinese people if they are ONE CHINA and ONE Family.

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                  @Turd: I totally agree with you Turd.
                  Its the mainland Chinese culture, that's how they are brought up.
                  I once discussed this with my relatives who are living in China, they told me imagine a table of 12 people are told they are only allowed to eat the food with a bowl and chopsticks, the government will provide you with 6 sets, what it means is if you don't fight you don't get one of the set, you have to try to get a set outside using whatever method if you missed out, if you can't, well then you starve ! That's why they said, everyone will and only will think for themselves !

                • +1 vote

                  @Turd: Lol so much generalization and China bashing I dun even know where to begin. But it's seem like holier than thou attitude works great for many in the west.

                  So to e a h his own I suppose. Keep feeling superior and condescending. Hope it works out great for you

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                    @Jared17: Why the only place in the world (That cthe news talks about) makes fake milk powder for children is China? Why Are some people in China doing this to themselves?

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                  @Turd: Not even asking for them to be all philantropic about it. Isnt it basic and fundamental to keep your cash flow going by providing safe products? So you get the return customers.

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                    @xoom: I dont know. The only reason why they do this I see is to make a quick buck.

                    Just imagine if everyone in China gave you $1 (1.3 billion people) you'll make $1.3 billion dollars. Very easy quick money. You can retire with 1.3 billion.

                    Anyone else care to answer?

        • -2 votes

          Lol guess you haven't heard gutter oil in Taiwan. Take your chance for Taiwan products too. Actually pretty much every country have some sort of food scandal so take your chance anywhere and hope it makes feel better eating food from these 'safe' places

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            @Jared17: That is true, dont trust eating out these days even in Australia. Better to cook yourself.

            But why did the Chinese people make fake milk powder for the other Chinese people?

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              @Turd: Lol Chinese people? The whole nation of China of 1.3 billion. Or some greedy individuals who are only interested in making profits.

              Yeah dude watever float your boat to generalize. if you wanna bash china to get a high. Judging from your numerous comments and generalizations and false accusations it seems like it lol

          • +1 vote

            @Jared17: Lol my Taiwanese friends reckons gutter oil originated in the PRC.

            And obviously my Chinese friends claims the opposite.

            Anyone know for sure who started it first?

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            @Jared17: The PRC and the ROC food practices are both dodgy.

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      There are two ways of making soy sauce: traditional brewing, and chemical extraction. If your soy sauce doesn't list alcohol content then you're using the chemically extracted product. Now there are some people who must avoid even the miniscule amount of alcohol in soy sauce, but generally speaking it's a good thing to see on the label.

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      Yep

      I will stick with the Amoy brand thx

  • +4 votes

    Yamasa ftw.

    Ingredients : Water, soybeans, wheat, seasalt, alcohol to preserve freshiness. No preservative added.

    1.8L $8.80 + shipping.

    https://ichibajunction.com.au/products/detail.php?product_id...

  • +2 votes

    LKK products are not very good. We only use soy sauce from Japan or Taiwan.

    • +1 vote

      I've been buying kimlan soy sauce recently. About triple the price of a china made soy sauce though :(

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    These are usually cheaper at the local asian grocery stores

  • -2 votes

    I like 2 Kum

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      You should consider running for office in the US, you'd make a great republican with that wit.

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    Don’t like this one, full of flavour enhancers and all.

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    I thought this is a post on soy sauce…

  • +1 vote

    Kikkoman FTW!

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    you all should thank Lee Kum Sheung

  • +1 vote

    love some Kum sauce.

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    As a Chinese, I'd like to say that few people in big cities in China will buy Lee Kum Kee's soy sauce. Usually we will buy soy sauce with only soy and water in the ingredients,no MSG, no sugar, and no chemical.