Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

This recipe was printed in the Spring 2007 edition of Cooking for 2. I needed soy sauce today and gave it a try. It is pretty good and lower in sodium.


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the bouillon and boiling water.
  2. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour into a jar with a tight-fitting lid; store in refrigerator and shake well before using.
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All week I've been making recipes calling for soy sauce and I was out and the winter weather was too bad to go out into. I had to substitute with teriyaki sauce. Now that I found this recipe none of the recipes I'm making are calling for soy sauce, story of my life. But I made up a half batch for the future. The vinegar made it taste salty so I added more molasses to make it more sweet. Does it taste like my La Choy soy sauce, no but I've put it in an empty La Choy bottle and I bet no one else will be able to tell. Sometimes you just need to outsmart them.

Catnip46 February 13, 2013

This is one of the best finds I made this year :D Finally I can cook Asian dishes for myself and others without depriving them completely from the soy sauce taste. As I could not find beef bouillon without either yeast extract or celery, I just used boiling water and sea salt instead of bouillon, and it worked wonderfully. Thanks so much for posting this winner!
Made for Honor Thy Mother And Be Gluten Free, Too (Diabetes Forum).

Mia in Germany May 30, 2011

Very simple.It seemed to work just fine when I used it for a recipe that requires soy sauce.Since I didn't have any on hand I used this and my hubby didn't complain and that is because he is pretty picky.I will be using this again and I love the idea that it is lower in sodium compared to the store bought one.

blacksky_ms October 30, 2010