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Lee Kum Kee Premium Soy Sauce 1.75 Litres $5.50 at Woolworths this week, normally around the $10 mark
What is the usual?
$5.89 at Costco
This is cheaper than Costco
Available from Amazon too, but 1-2 months for delivery..
Looks like price may vary from store to store. I was at my local Costco (North Lakes, QLD) last night and happened to remember seeing this deal posted. Was $5.39, didn't appear to be a store special or anything of the sort. $5.39 North Lakes, QLD
My photo was from last special (photo upload date is 17th of Jan, 2020), so may have been changed!
this is OzB, no matter the discount, we wanna hear about it.
That being said, Kikkoman or bust.
Agreed- Kikkoman is the best, doesn’t have any of that artificial MSG.
@robredo: What if the MSG is natural
@Gigiolo: Soy sauce is a bottle of natural MSG… adding artificial MSG defeats the point of soy sauce.
@Gigiolo: I find it quite amusing when i take somebody got a Chinese restaurant and they say "I have MSG allergies". Then the next day you see them snacking on a pack of chips…. which also has MSG but they don't make any complaints.
@lplau: I also like telling those same people that Italian food is rich in MSG because of tomatoes, parmesan and mushrooms.
@Gigiolo: Natural MSG is balanced by the nutrient profile in that food itself
@robredo: According to @pork chop
Water, Salt, Soybeans (11%), Sugar, Wheat Flour, Flavour Enhancers (631, 627).
MSG = 631, 627.
I think there's more soy % last time I checked. I've since switched over to Kikkoman too.
If you think Kikkoman is good, then you haven't tried the artisan soy sauce from Japan which is brewed the traditional way.
95+% of soy sauce is usually brewed within 6 months which is also true of Kikkoman. If you tried the "REAL" good stuff you will never say Kikkoman is the best.
There is a small percentage of soy sauce which is sold which uses the old method of wood barrels and aged for 2-3 years and some up to 10-20years. Using the traditional method and barrels using 'starters' which are usually older than a young adult, this produces a bloody awesome bottle of soy sauce. Not to be confused with "Dark Soy Sauce" which uses a caramel additive.
However, I haven't stopped using Lee Kum Kee (for Chinese Cuisine) or Kikkoman (for Japanese Cuisine), if I were to cook something which soy sauce isn't the "primary" flavor then I would use that, since it is a waste using the real good stuff as it is often over powered by another flavor.
Price wise: a bottle of Real Traditional Soy Sauce which is brewed for 3 years is approx. $19 for 360ml.
I usually use it for sashimi / sushi - use a 1:1 ratio of soy sauce to water. The umami blast is amazing. I've served it up to guests and they almost always ask me "what soy sauce is this???"
Soy Sauce chicken, no marinate required simply throw a chicken thigh onto a fry pan and brush on the soy sauce. Very simple way of cooking, extremely tasty and quick.
@lplau: Interesting, would you classify Kikkoman Soy Sauce as a suitable substitute for "light soy sauce" when a recipe calls for it?
@MysticalWok: If you were Chinese then using Kikkoman Soy as a substitute will be slightly strange in taste.
Chinese-Style Soy Sauce and Japanese-Style Soy Sauce has a different taste.
Very similarly to the difference between Chinese and Japanese Sesame Oil.
Really comes down to one's taste and what type of cook they are. Authentic tastes vs something that tastes good. Either way which ever soy sauce you use for light soy sauce if used properly would taste good.
Kikkoman Soy Sauce would be classified as a light soy sauce, the Lee Kum Kee which is on this thread is also a Light Soy Sauce. Light Soy Sauce is the color of the soy sauce and often is more salty (it doesn't mean less salty!).
Differences between Light and Dark Soy Sauces:
Light: It has a lighter color and is often more salty
Dark: It has a darker color, and is often less salty, it is usually used in addition to add a "darker" color to chinese food, such as a stir fried beef flat noodles. It is dark not because it has been aged longer and become more "concentrated", it is because they have added caramel additives.
At home I have the following so i can cater for any cuisine I cook:
For Chinese cuisine:
- Lee Kum Kee Light Soy Sauce (aka Premium Soy Sauce)
- Lee Kum Kee Dark Soy Sauce (aka Premium Dark Soy Sauce)
- Knorr Liquid Seasoning - I only really use this to go on a Fried egg. One of the most simplest dishes and extremely tasty. Fried Egg with a small dash of liquid seasoning, with a bowl of rice. Rarely I would use this for actual cooking, other uses would be steam fish with a dash of this.
For Japanese Cuisine:
- Kikkoman Soy Sauce
- 3yr aged/brewed Soy Sauce - Forgot the brand, but really what ever I can find imported from Japan, as brands often go in and out due to supply shortages.
However I have found that when a recipe calls for "Chinese Cooking Wine" I generally substitute it with Japanese Cooking Sake. haha, since at home my cooking is more like 20% chinese and 80% japanese.
I personally don't really care if there is MSG in sauces I use (e.g. fish sauce), people make way too big of a deal about it. I've cooked for people who self-proclaim they have msg allergies and yet when I cook with sauces with MSG in it, they never had a issue or complained at all.
I would NEVER use Ajinomoto MSG granules though.
@lplau: I LIKE MAGGI SOY SAUCE
@DONMAI: to be precise Maggi is "Seasoning" like Knorr's but not class as Soy Sauce…
Maggi is made from hydrolyzed wheat protein
@DONMAI: I actually don't mind Maggi Seasoning (which is what they actually call it, because it isn't a Soy Sauce) and sometimes get it.
Reason why i go with Knorr is because I've always grown up with it since it was a kid.
Both are just as good.
@lplau: Thanks and agree on MSG! It’s naturally in a lot of food anyway including tomato
@lplau: You've no problems with companies adding msg to their sauce but wouldn't use Ajinomoto?
Shouldn't it be the opposite?
I've no issues with using Ajinomoto (basically distilled, filtered and dehydrated soycorn sauce), but will not buy soy sauce with added msg in it.
I don't need the company to bump up the taste of bad sauce that they didn't ferment properly and got low yield msg with an easy cheat.
It has nothing to do with the msg content, and more to do with the fact that it's a shit product they couldn't sell without applying a hack.
If required to boost umami a bit more, I can add it myself easily enough using a pinch of ajinomoto,
@lplau: @lplau where do you get the good stuff?
@bargain huntress: I only know places in Melbourne. Unsure about QLD. But look for Japanese Groceries which actually is Japanese. (Quite a lot of them are open by Chinese or more lately mostly Korean)
If not then look online. But sadly it makes it quite expensive doing online unless you order multiple bottles as shipping is usually $10-15.
@lplau: Thank you
@bargain huntress: https://www.facebook.com/FujiMartBrisbane/
lady that runs this store is Japanese
large variety of stuff you wouldnt normally find elsewhere
YMMV for pricing
@humdingaling: thank you :)
@lplau: Hello, which soy sauce naturally brewed is this? Where can I buy ? I’m looking for the good stuff without additives thanks
Aldi's not that bad ;)
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).
Does it go well with pork chop though?
It go well with everything
Also, everything goes well with pork chop.
I would have thumbs up that vid except it thumbs downed Worcestershire sauce…nah.
FYI: The Glen Shopping Center Woolworth is always $5.50
Yes I always buy from there
Does Lee Kum have a sweet or bitter taste?
Depends how much pineapple juice Lee has been drinking that week
He may enjoy a succulent Chinese meal with pineapple sweet and sour sauce
Was expecting this in the comments… somehow still disappointed.
Product of China
That's why I avoid it
Where does soy sauce originate from?
China. He just said it.
Sempio Korean Soy Sauce is reasonably priced too.
Or if you are near an Ichiba Junction store you can get Made in Japan Soy Sauces cheap.
Yamasa brand is what I buy.
Will you avoid DJI? They are China's products too.
No, because you dont eat a drone?
Prefer Kikkoman over this as it doesn't have flavour enhancers. Last bottle I bought was brewed in Singapore.
for all those whom prefer Kikkoman
price from 17th Jan - 2nd Feb
Warehouse Price $9.89
Instant Saving $2.00
YOUR COST $7.89
That's last year's catalogue
i must be living in the past!
CNY catalogue should be out soon…here's hoping for repeat
9.89 for 2L is still decent price compared to some of these online asian grocery places
this month's special https://www.costco.com.au/medias/sys_master/h38/h9c/50652055...
Very similar to last year
In Macquarie center woolies it is at $4.90
$4.8 here in SA
Good to know that OzBargain users swear allegiance to Kikkoman
Also on Amazon
This is the RAZR? Decisions, decisions:
Shown as $4.80 on my Woolies app - VIC
Pretty much I have tried the most of soy sauce available and my conclusion is Kikkoman or Yamasa.
Try finding some legit Japanese groceries they often stock artisan 2-3yr Japanese brewed/aged wood barrel traditional soy sauce.
Once you try one of those you will realize that the depth of flavor is a whole new level compared to Kikkoman / Yamasa.
is this for a family of 50?
what is the expiry / shelf life / life after opening of this?
We gotta make unit price the normal standard of measurement to make things easier.
For example if you buy 2L of milk for $4 then it is $2/L or TWO DOLLARS PER LITRE that is a better unit of measurement than just saying $4 2L of milk because then you can compare it to other milk costing say 2L of milk for $5 which makes it $2.50/L or TWO DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS PER LITRE which I think is much easier to understand and assess just by quickly looking at it.
For this deal the Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce costs $5.50 and is 1.75L so it is $5.50 / 1.75L = $3.14285714286/L or $3.14/L for short so if we get another deal we can compare that unit price to this deal quickly without having to do more maths.
Another user posted that there was the same item of Lee Kum Kee Soy Sauce at Costco for $5.89 same size 1.75L so using the unit price working out method we get $5.89 / 1.75L = $3.36571428571/L or $3.37/L for short so we can easily see and say how much more expensive an item is by looking at its unit price and then looking at other items and deals unit price and then sorting them by low so the cheapest or lowest unit price at the top etc and see what is the best deal.
I motion for this to be the new way to describe the cost of an item or deal so we can go back and see how really good value a deal or item really is.
Would make life easier for stuff that can be weighed in grams or litres or even just singular units like for example maybe batteries or light bulbs or toilet rolls etc.
Supermarkets and a lot of online groceries have caught onto this but some online shopping systems have defaulted the sorting algorithm to lowest price and not lowest unit price even though they give the option to obviously fool and trick the customer or just let the customer see the cheapest price thinking that it is the most value.
Life would be much easier I think if people just added the Unit Price to all information including deals and stores would sort their online catalogue automatically by lowest unit price by default so the customer gets the best value item shown first and not the misleading lowest price which does not factor in the size and volume of the product.
Anyways end of little lecture subject there it just irks me we keep missing small things like this that could make all our lives much easier.
Disclaimer as always best value does not always mean best quality or best option it is purely an economical way to look at items differently but more accurately in the sense of unit price.
Have a nice day.
Wow. Feel better now?
Not really no it's not a thing still.
Just look at how people mention toilet paper prices and instead of using the same standard unit of measure (i.e. $ per 100 sheets), they don't bother.
Yeah but this is a good easy simple standard that makes sense and is superior to the current standard its not a sidegrade it's an upgrade big difference.
Best and most common analogy is metric vs imperial system.
I'm tired I'm not going into this anymore I'm cutting my losses short.
Am I crazy or is that a lot of kum?