Definition of shoyu
: soy sauce Processing of soybeans into food products means the production of traditional food items such as tofu, miso, and shoyu … — Association of American Geographers If shoyu (soy sauce) is of good quality, a drop in a glass of cold water should hold its shape.— Kenneth Wapner especially : a Japanese-style soy sauce having wheat as a primary ingredient Known as shoyu, Japanese soy sauce is less salty and somewhat sweeter than the Chinese version, because it contains more wheat. — The Encyclopedia Of Herbs, Spices, & Flavorings Noda is the last stage of my journey to trace the origins of soy sauce in Japan and, more especially, to search for the emperor's soy sauce—the quintessential shoyu. — Jennifer Brennan
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