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Old 05-12-2011, 06:51 AM   #1
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Tamari for soy sauce (gluten)

Hi, everyone.

My significant other cannot eat gluten products of any kind and therefore has always used tamari instead of soy sauce. Tamari is a kind of soy sauce made without wheat, and the result is darker, richer, and in my opinion significantly saltier (tasting) than koikuchi (regular) soy sauce.

Has anyone found that there are times when tamari is not an acceptable substitute for regular soy sauce?


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Old 05-12-2011, 07:27 AM   #2
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Both traditional soy sauce and tamari come in versions that contain wheat and versions that don't, so make sure you read the labels.

Tamari is more like a miso-paste sauce and I don't think it tastes much like a good traditional Chinese soy sauce (I prefer Chinese).

But unless you are overly fussy like me they are considered interchangeable.
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