Is Thai sweet soy sauce same as kecap manis?
Sweet soy sauce. Popular in Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand (where the local version is called siew dam), sweet soy sauce or ‘kecap manis’, is a mixture of soy sauce and palm sugar that results in a thick, sticky sauce.
What is the difference between tamari and soy sauce?
Soy sauce is made from a combination of soybeans, wheat, and salt, which are brewed together and left to ferment. The mixture is then pressed to release the liquid soy sauce. Tamari, on the other hand, is the liquid byproduct that forms when making miso paste (a savory paste made from fermented soybeans).
Is Thai a soy sauce?
We rarely use sweet soy sauce in Thai cooking, but it is widely available in Thailand as people use it to make some dipping sauces. But most of the time you’ll see it in Indonesian and Malaysian cooking. This is used when the main goal is to get sweetness, with a touch of saltiness, and a rich flavour.
Is there soy sauce in Thai food?
Thai food contains many gluten-free options. Of course, there are lots of stir-fried dishes that use a soy sauce base as well, but a lot of classic Thai dishes don’t use soy sauce at all. Pad Thai, for example, is a noodle dish made with rice noodles that typically uses a sweeter sauce with no soy sauce.