How to make soy sauce


Brown sugar
20-22% Salt solution
Sodium benzoate as preservative
Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
Bacteria (Lactobacillus delbrueckii)
Yeast (Hansenula subpellicullosa)
Sugar molasses
Mold (Aspergillus oryzae)

Fermenting Vessels/Vats
Pressure cooker/Horizontal retort
Filter press (Stainless steel)
Funnel/Liquid filling machine
Frying pan

Procedure on how to make Soy Sauce:

Pretreatment of Soybean

Soak soybeans in water overnight, then wash and drain. The soaked beans are steamed with water for one hour at 15 psi. The beans are allowed to cool.


The cooled beans are inoculated with yeast after spreading evenly on a tray or “bistay”. Incubate for 24 hours at room temperature by covering with cheesecloth. This is used as soybean broth. The beans are coated with roasted flour and are subsequently inoculated with mold and bacteria starters. Mix thoroughly and incubate at 30-40oC for 24 hours. The mash formed is transferred into fermenting vats and mixed with 20-22% salt solution. The vats are covered with thick plastic sheets. Fermentation is completed after three months.

Improvement of product

The mixture is clarified with kaolin overnight. The fermented mash is filtered and the brew is pasteurized at 80-85oC for 30 minutes. Caramelized brown sugar is added to improve flavor, color and viscosity of soy sauce. Sodium benzoate is added as a preservative. The product is bottled.

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