Sushi - Sushi Ingredients (Seasonings) - Soy Sauce
Soy Sauce (Shoyu)
Soy sauce is the major seasoning used for
sushi. The sushi is said to be completed by the customer, which means
customer finalizes the seasonings of the sushi. This is why some hard
sushi chefs get angry when the customer used the soy sauce incorrectly.
Soy sauce was originally introduced to Japan through China,
but ingredients and
procedures have changed through time. Japanese soy sauce ferments soy
flour. It is a bit lighter than other soy sauces and matches raw fish
well. The unpasteurized kijyoyu is
known for its deep and complicated flavors. The quality of the soy
alter the taste of the sushi as well as other ingredients. The sushi
soy sauce is murasaki, or purple.
sauce is brown, but his term was given since the soysauce can look like
purple dye when they are in the cellars.