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Maple - Premium Shoyu Soy Sauce

Regular price$40.00 Sale price$45.00

Maple - Premium Shoyu Soy Sauce

Regular price$40.00 Sale price$45.00
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Our Maple Shoyu special is a careful blend of Organic Maple Syrup from Vancouver's own Maple's Sugar Shack and our Original, 12 month barrel fermented shoyu.

The result is pure savoury umami deliciousness, with a hint of sweet maple. This shoyu is a perfect accompaniment to sushi sautéed veggies of plain rice, but is equally delicious when used in sweet dishes: a drizzle over some vanilla ice-cream is guaranteed to be one of the best things you've ever eaten.



Kanada Shoyu combines organic soybeans from Quebec, organic BC roasted and cracked soft wheat berries, Vancouver Island sea salt and Fraser Valley spring water in Okanagan red wine barrels. Fermentation is started by introducing a puff of the Japanese magic mould, Aspergillus Sojae.

Next, all we add is time and love. The contents of the barrels are stirred almost daily, cared for and loved, for a minimum of 12 months. The soy sauce is then pressed by hand and left to rest allowing the deep and rich umami flavours, complex aromas and one of a kind amber hue to develop further.

We've gotten used to low-quality, cheap food. 99% of the world's soy sauce is made by adding MSG, artificial colouring and other chemicals to defatted soybeans cooked in hydrochloric acid. The result is a lot of soy sauce that vaguely resembles the taste of real soy sauce, and is made in the span of a few hours.

Real shoyu takes months, even years to be made fresh. Just four ingredients and a bit of mould are nurtured and stirred anywhere between 6 months and three years, allowing the enzymes in the mould to break down the proteins, carbohydrates and fats in the ingredients into complex umami flavours and deep, rich aromas. This natural process yields completely different results that are just impossible to replicate with chemicals.

As a result, you'd use a lot less real shoyu than you would regular soy sauce, even though the salt content is the same. If you use our shoyu as it's meant to be used -a brush or a few drops to enhance a dish- a bottle of Kanada Shoyu will be just as "cheap" as your store bought fake, but a million times more delicious in flavour.

Keep it in the fridge. This is a naturally fermented product without added preservatives. Although we do pasteurize our soy sauce, left at warm temperatures the fermentation process could start back up again.

In warm conditions, the shoyu can start to evaporate in the bottle. This creates fresh water molecules in the empty space allowing sneaky little yeasts to pop up. These are not harmful, just annoying and can easily be strained out through a paper towel.

Delivery in the Greater Vancouver area (from Chilliwack to the North shore) is free for orders over $25.

A $5 flat rate applies to local delivery orders under $25 and to shipping orders under $50.

Free Canada-wide shipping applies to orders over $50 and to all koji spore orders.

Miso, miso soup balls and koji are fresh food products and are only available for local delivery in the Lower Mainland. 

Within Greater Vancouver we aim to deliver as quick as possible. Our general delivery days are Friday and Saturday. Customers in the Fraser valley can typically expect delivery Monday thru Wednesday, but it really depends on order volumes, local traffic nightmares and life in general. We just ask for a little patience in life and business :) If you have any expectation or request for delivery, let us know. We aim to please.

You heard right! Bring your empty miso ball container(s) or empt 375ml bottle of shoyu to one of the farmers markets in the Lower Mainland and we'll top you up at a discount.

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Discounted Refills

We try to minimize waste. Ran out of shoyu or miso balls? Come find us at one of the Farmers Markets and we'll replace your empty 375ml bottle for a fresh one for $30, or fill up your empty miso container at a discount.

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Free Shipping & Delivery

Free Canada-wide shipping on orders over $50. Free delivery in the Greater Vancouver area for orders over $25 & curb-side pickup in Vancouver.

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