How does mushroom-flavored dark soy sauce vary from conventional dark soy sauce? Is there room for it in your cupboards? So, how does it work? In this little piece, we’ll discuss all you need to know.
WHAT IS DARK SOY SAUCE FLAVORED WITH MUSHROOMS?
There is a mushroom-flavored dark soy sauce (mó gū lǎo chōu, 蘑菇老抽) that will give your food a heartier dose of natural umami.
We always have both plain dark soy sauce and mushroom flavored dark soy sauce on hand, but we almost always reach for the flavored variety. But if you don’t like mushrooms or are allergic to them, stick with the tried-and-true dark soy sauce.
WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF BLACK MUSHROOM SOY SAUCE?
Dark soy sauce, especially mushroom-flavored dark soy, is frequently used in braised/red-cooked dishes like Red Cooked Pork or to achieve a dark brown hue in other sauces and stir-fries.
Use carefully; just as with conventional dark soy sauce, it only takes a few teaspoons to impart a new hue to your food.
To bring out the best in mushroom recipes, try using dark soy sauce with a mushroom taste. Tofu cooked in soy sauce is a great example of a vegetarian dish that could benefit from a dash of umami richness.
As a general rule, dark soy sauce with mushrooms added to it can be used in place of conventional dark soy sauce.
PURCHASING AND STORING
Pearl River Bridge Mushroom Flavored Superior Dark Soy Sauce is our top pick. Both Lee Kum Kee and the Hai Tian brand produce mushroom-flavored dark soy sauce.
Keep your dark soy sauce with a mushroom taste in a cool, dry area like the pantry. There’s no need to cool it down.