Japanese people like to add soy sauce to virtually all of their meals, all year round. No matter the time of day, from breakfast to supper, there’s always a bottle of this versatile condiment on the table. That’s because this all-round ingredient enhances foods of all kinds – meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, savoury main courses and sweet desserts alike – by adding a fifth taste element known as Umami.
Did you know that soy sauce also goes really well with egg dishes? Japanese cuisine has a great many dishes featuring eggs as a main or secondary ingredient that only really develop their special flavour when soy sauce is added.
So, why not add our Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce to your shopping list and experience this unique, exceptionally full-bodied flavour for yourself every day – it’s not only the Japanese who love it! Another advantage of using Kikkoman soy sauce is that it replaces fatty, high-calorie sauces, making your meals much healthier. Give it a try!
An egg-cellent combination
Have you ever tried seasoning your breakfast eggs with soy sauce instead of salt? Soy sauce makes eggs taste great. If you think that sounds interesting, try these Easter and spring recipes by Kikkoman, all of which feature eggs as a main ingredient:
Moist Easter loaf
In nearly all parts of Europe it’s traditional to bake Easter bread, although the recipes tend to vary a lot between countries and regions. Some people bake round loaves, adding fruits such as apricots, raisins or cranberries. Others make a light, brioche-like yeast bread plait or crown and top it with flaked almonds.
These recipes all have a couple of things in common, though: Easter bread is usually sweet and made from a light yeast dough.
Yeast bread with Kikkoman Soy Sauce
20 g fresh yeast, 80 g sugar, 600 g flour, 250 ml luke warm milk, 2 egg yolks, 100 g soft butter or margarine, 6 tbsp. soy sauce
Crumble the yeast and sprinkle 20g of sugar on top, mix until smooth and then leave to stand for approx. 2 minutes. Put the flour in a bowl and make a well at the centre. Add the milk, the rest of the sugar, the yeast-sugar mixture and the egg yolk. Also add the butter and soy sauce and use a kneading hook to knead the mixture into a smooth dough. Cover and put in a warm place to rise for 30-40 minutes. Knead again and continue according to your recipe.
Further instructions for baking with soy sauce can be found here.