Authentic Thai Recipe Ingredient: Light Soy Sauce

Photo of Light Soy Sauce and How it is Used in Authentic Thai Recipes.

Light Soy Sauce

ซีอิ้วขาว (Si-io kaow)
Thai Light soy sauce is a thin, opaque, light brown soy sauce. It is the main soy sauce used for seasoning Thai food, as it has a less noticeable color, and also adds a distinct flavor. The light soy sauce made from the first pressing of the soybeans, which can be loosely translated as first soy sauce or referred to as premium light soy sauce. It is sold at a premium because, like extra virgin olive oil, the flavor of the first pressing is considered superior. Due to its delicate flavor it is used primarily for seasoning light dishes and for dipping.

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