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Old 12-28-2016, 12:41 PM   #1
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Chinese Black Soy Sauce

Just came across a recipe for Chinese Hot and Sour Soup.

The list of ingredients calls for
1/2 Tbs Soy Sauce
1/2 Tbs Black Soy Sauce.

I've heard of Light and Ive heard of Dark, but never Black.

So my question is, is Black Soy Sauce something totally different than light and dark ?

If so, what is the difference?

Thanks

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Old 12-28-2016, 12:47 PM   #2
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Black soy sauce is a Thai ingredient. For Chinese hot and sour soup, I'd assume dark soy sauce.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:16 PM   #3
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Hi Larry. I first heard about Black soy sauce here a couple of years ago, and here is the answer from Jenny.

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Old 12-28-2016, 01:16 PM   #4
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You sure it's not a typo and they mean black vinegar? Is there anything else sour in the soup?
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:18 PM   #5
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I agree with Andy. Chinese soy sauces mainly include light and dark -- dark being sweeter and thicker -- and mushroom soy.

Black soy sauce is a Thai ingredient which is a pretty sweet and thick condiment.

My guess is the same as Andy's: the recipe is probably written imprecisely and they meant light and dark

Edited to LOL at Kayelle's link. That's my Thai brand in the link. It's thicker than Chinese dark sauce.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:39 PM   #6
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thats what i would have thought also, in the printed recipe it said " Black soy sauce" and in the video she said " Chinese Black soy sauce" which is why i was confused. It was taken from a generic bowl, so I was unable to notice any brand or label.
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Old 12-28-2016, 03:55 PM   #7
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I have a bottle of "Healthy Boy Brand" Black Soy Sauce, got it at H-Mart. I got it for a recipe from PowerPlantOp. Have not used it yet.
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I have a bottle of "Healthy Boy Brand" Black Soy Sauce, got it at H-Mart. I got it for a recipe from PowerPlantOp. Have not used it yet.

That's the brand I have its in the picture Kayelle posted above.

It's Thai.
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That's the brand I have its in the picture Kayelle posted above.

It's Thai.
Yes, made in Thailand.
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Yes, made in Thailand.

And it's tasty!
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