shoyu

noun
sho·​yu | \ ˈshō-(ˌ)yü How to pronounce shoyu (audio) \

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Twenty-three years ago, Judy Sakuma, a native of Vietnam who fled Saigon during the war, and her husband, Willy, began selling shoyu ahi poke from a cooler under a parking garage off Kapahulu Avenue, not far from Waikiki Beach. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018 Kalua pork, which Wind says is cooked overnight with tea leaves and shoyu (a soy sauce), then smoked and shredded, is another hit. Arthur Levine, USA TODAY, "Disney’s Hawiian resort Aulani offers a melting pot of dining options," 8 June 2018 The Japanese side took a beating from a tempura shrimp sushi handroll that tasted like Chick-fil-A with Russian dressing, and shoyu ramen behaved more like a sloppy stir-fry sloshed in a bowl. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Dominion spot Kin Thai & Sushi makes sushi and Thai a happy couple," 24 May 2018 Miso, ponzu and shoyu (soy sauce) will drive the sodium up; honey and teriyaki will add extra sugar. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "How to build a great poke bowl: Mix and match for health," 3 Apr. 2018 Twenty-three years ago, Judy Sakuma, a native of Vietnam who fled Saigon during the war, and her husband, Willy, began selling shoyu ahi poke from a cooler under a parking garage off Kapahulu Avenue, not far from Waikiki Beach. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018 Choose your broth: miso, chicken-soy shoyu, wild-card tantanmen or pork-bone tonkotsu. San Antonio Express-News, "Kimura," 8 Mar. 2018 Twenty-three years ago, Judy Sakuma, a native of Vietnam who fled Saigon during the war, and her husband, Willy, began selling shoyu ahi poke from a cooler under a parking garage off Kapahulu Avenue, not far from Waikiki Beach. Author: Ligaya Mishan, Anchorage Daily News, "Heading home to Hawaii in search of poke," 10 Jan. 2018 Twenty-three years ago, Judy Sakuma, a native of Vietnam who fled Saigon during the war, and her husband, Willy, began selling shoyu ahi poke from a cooler under a parking garage off Kapahulu Avenue, not far from Waikiki Beach. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Home to Hawaii in Search of Poke," 8 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of shoyu

1727, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shoyu

Japanese shōyu

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