我承认我’ve never really given this much thought, but to my untrained eyes at least, soy sauce and 酱油 look pretty much alike. So there must be some reason that both are available. So I did some digging, and this is what I found out.
难怪两种酱看起来都如此相似。 Soy sauce and 酱油 are both sauces made 通过 fermenting usually some combination of wheat and soy. Technically they are both soy sauces as they contain soy. But while soy sauce always contains wheat, 酱油 contains less wheat, if any, which makes it a good alternative for people with a gluten intolerance. Since not all 酱油 is gluten free, it is best to check the label to be safe.
酱油起源于中国，然后传播到整个亚洲。 mari柳是日本酱油的一种特定类型。因此，如果您在标签上看到一瓶上面写着“ Tamari酱油”的字样，’我会知道这是日语。
我发现的一件有趣的事是，酱油是“brewed” or fermented as a specific product, 酱油 is actually a 通过 product of miso production. Miso ages into a thick paste while the 酱油 is the liquid that gathers in the vat as miso ages or matures, sort of in the same way that whey runs off cheese as it is pressed. The word 酱油 is actually loosely translated as “puddle” since it 水坑s up during miso production!
Tamari is a bit thicker and darker in color than its Chinese counterpart. Flavorwise, it is smoother and less salty than soy sauce. I sometimes find Chinese soy sauce to be a bit harsh while 酱油 is mellower and lends a more complex flavor to dishes than soy sauce.
Since 酱油 is more complex and mellow than regular soy sauce, I think that it is a better option for dipping and/or mixing with wasabi as an accompaniment to sushi. Still, most sushi places that I’即使寿司是日本料理，也一直在餐桌上提供酱油。一世’我真的不确定为什么会这样，因为快速的价格搜索显示两者的价格相当。也许是因为大多数美国人更喜欢中国式的酱油，而不是日本的表亲。
什么ever the reason, most sushi restaurants will have 酱油 as well. You just have to know to ask for it. 当我发现自己也吃更少的面筋时，我也会这样做。
您应该拿起哪瓶来添加到您的 翻炒 ?
因此，当酱汁将成为展会的主角时，比如寿司蘸酱或面条方便快捷的酱汁，’d choose 酱油. When you just need to add some salty flavor to a 翻炒 , reach for the bottle of soy sauce.
So, do you need to own both Japanese and Chinese soy sauce? Unless you are gluten-intolerant and must use gluten free 酱油, I leave that choice up to you. At least now you know the difference between the two. And don’t forget to ask for 酱油 the next time you go out for sushi!