Koikuchi shoyu (regular dark soy sauce) accounts for around 80% of the soy sauce produced in Japan. Famous for its rich taste and flavorful aroma, koikuchi shoyu is the perfect soy sauce to start with if you are new to the Japanese world of shoyu.
Made from equal parts of soy and wheat, koikuchi shoyu provides dishes with a well-balanced salty and umami flavor and is very versatile. In fact, koikuchi shoyu can be used in cooking and for dipping, but pairs especially well with grilled fish dishes. It is the perfect multi-purpose Japanese shoyu option!
Even within the world of koikuchi the flavor and depth of umami depend on many factors, such as where the shoyu is made, how long it is fermented, the process by which it is made, and more. We are proud to offer a vast selection of high-quality and authentic Japanese koikuchi shoyu that not only are difficult to find outside of Japan but are also made with immense care and carefully selected ingredients.