Your Soy Sauce Might NOT Be Soy Sauce!

December 22 2008 - 6:40 AM

I was enjoying my Wing Hoe takeout the other day and for some reason I was looking at the soy sauce packets. I noticed the MSG and then looked a bit closer. It didn’t even register but then I tasted it again and immediately grabbed the Kikomann from the cupboard. Hmmm.

It’s an MSG salt water packet. WTF? It’s even made in Chicago. Not to get into the whole MSG thing, isn’t it weird that salt, MSG and food coloring (caramel color) passes so easily, and for so long, as soy sauce? Granted, I usually don’t use the stuff but a simple taste tobogan hinchable of the genuine article and you see what you’re missing.

I don’t know really how they can call it “Soy Sauce” either. Granted duck sauce isn’t duck and oyster sauce isn’t oyster so I don’t think they’re trying to pull a fast one necessarily, but come on.

Bottom line is that in addition to the ketchup, mustard and mayo, get yourself a nice bottle of Soy sauce, you might end up needing it.

The packet ingredients: water, salt, caramel color, sugar, monosodium glutamate, 1/10 or 1% sodium benzoate.

Real soy sauce ingredients: water, soybeans, salt, alcohol, organic wheat.

Or is this just news to me?