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Smoked - Premium Shoyu Soy Sauce

Regular price$15.00 Sale price

Smoked - Premium Shoyu Soy Sauce

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The Smoked Shoyu special takes you to the dark side. Gently smoked in cherry wood, this shoyu adds a hint of smoke and depth to rich foods, such as grilled steak or charred salmon while preserving that balanced complexity of the many layers of flavour and aroma in our Original shoyu.

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Miso balls are very robust from a food safety perspective. For the freshest quality, they are best stored in the fridge and consumed within 14 days. Keep them cool, but don't be discouraged to take your miso balls on a camping trip. You can also freeze them for several months without it affecting food safety or flavour.

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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