What's the Difference Between Dark and Light Soy Sauce?

Ingredient Questions

Q: What are some good uses for dark or black soy sauce? And what's the difference between dark and light soy sauce?

Sent by LeilaniEditor: My understanding is that light soy sauce is lighter in flavor than the more deeply flavored and richer dark soy sauce. Dark soy sauce is great for marinades and for mixing into dipping sauces for noodles and dumplings.

Readers, how would you describe the difference between light and dark soy sauce? How do you cook with them?


Related: Chinese No-Clay Pot Chicken with Soy & Ginger

(Image: bonchan/Shutterstock )

10 Comments