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Can Anyone Recommend A Gluten Free Soy Sauce?
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Particularly one that might be available locally (Safeway, QFC, etc.)?

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Particularly one that might be available locally (Safeway, QFC, etc.)?

TIA

David

San-J Organic Tamari Wheat Free is gluten free and excellent. I don't know how easy it will be to find at Safeway though. La Choy isn't as good, but it is also gluten free and easy to find.

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San J is the best I found. If not at safeway then any health food store should have it. Its marked wheat Free Tamari but not all tamari is wheat free so you have to read labels carefully unless you can find san J

Ken

Particularly one that might be available locally (Safeway, QFC, etc.)?

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San J is the best I found. If not at safeway then any health food store should have it. Its marked wheat Free Tamari but not all tamari is wheat free so you have to read labels carefully unless you can find san J

Ken

Thanks for the replies, I'll look for it tomorrow.

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My local health food store was serving samples of sushi using Bragg Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce. It's excellent.

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I like Braggs too - love that apple vinegar in salads too. She has a farm about 10 miles from here.

My local health food store was serving samples of sushi using Bragg Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce. It's excellent.

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Seattle has a huge Asian population, so I figured I'd be able to find the San J. Went to the local Ranch 99 (a chain of large, Asian supermarkets http://www.99ranch.com/ ) they must have had 400 kinds of soy sauce, but of course, they were Sans San J! :rolleyes: But I did find a bottle. At Safeway! Can't wait to try it, haven't had any soy sauce in about 3 months.

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Enjoy.

Although San J is for San Jurushi Company in Mie-Ken Japan, it's made in Kentucky I think.

I can't even find it in Japan!

take care and good luck

Seattle has a huge Asian population, so I figured I'd be able to find the San J. Went to the local Ranch 99 (a chain of large, Asian supermarkets http://www.99ranch.com/ ) they must have had 400 kinds of soy sauce, but of course, they were Sans San J! :rolleyes: But I did find a bottle. At Safeway! Can't wait to try it, haven't had any soy sauce in about 3 months.

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I love SanJ--it's what they use at my local PF Changs. At one visit there, the chef came out and gave me a brand new bottle of it to take home :D

Glad you were able to find it, David.

Ken--my bottle says "brewed in Richmond, Virginia".

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I KNEw it was someplace south of Canada!biggrin.gif

I love SanJ--it's what they use at my local PF Changs. At one visit there, the chef came out and gave me a brand new bottle of it to take home :D

Glad you were able to find it, David.

Ken--my bottle says "brewed in Richmond, Virginia".

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I know that Uwajimaya has it. Not the low sodium version, at the Bellevue one, but I haven't tried Seattle or Renton recently. (Not sure if they have one up north for ya! ;) )

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You can get San-J at any health food store such as Whole Foods. Safeway, Fred Meyer, QFC, they all carry it too.

San-J is the only certified gluten free soy sauce made in the US. We love it!

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Thanks for this info! Do you know if it's available in Canada as well?

I might be going grocery shopping at Safeway or Save on Foods and I was told Save on Foods as more gluten free choices by my friend who does the shopping for her celiac boyfriend.

I had some soy sauce today and saw the big WHEAT in the ingredients list and went ahead anyways because I figured it was a small amount. I still got some stomach pain, but that's the only wheat I've had today :)

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I use both San-J and Braggs, Braggs is a little less salty to me. San-J has other gluten free sauces, like peanut and a sweet and tangy both are real good.

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i'm glad i caught this thread. i needed to replace my soy sauce. hopefully i'll be able to find San-J at my grocery stores(Kroger, Publix and Whole Paycheck Foods)

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Try to stay away for soy sauce. Have you seen how much salt is in soy! :o

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Try to stay away for soy sauce. Have you seen how much salt is in soy! :o

Heh, some of us with low blood pressure have no incentive to stay away from salt. Fortunately, however, you can use low sodium varieties in dishes and it's really not that much salt you end up getting. If I make a stir fry, I might use two tablespoons of soy sauce. At 700mg/tbsp (for San-J's low sodium wheat-free tamari), that's 1400mg in a dish we get six servings out of - 233mg per serving isn't too bad. :) (Really, it's the frequent use of packaged products that really adds up the sodium. Cereals and granola bars seem like they ought to be low sodium, but aren't. (My husband's family has a tendency towards salt-sensitive hypertension; I'm the opposite. :P) )

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Seattle has a huge Asian population, so I figured I'd be able to find the San J. Went to the local Ranch 99 (a chain of large, Asian supermarkets http://www.99ranch.com/ ) they must have had 400 kinds of soy sauce, but of course, they were Sans San J! :rolleyes: But I did find a bottle. At Safeway! Can't wait to try it, haven't had any soy sauce in about 3 months.

If you're going to 99 Ranch, you can pick up gluten-free soy sauces there in HUGE bottles for a fraction of the price of the San J stuff. I think it's tastier, too. Reading the labels the first time through might be a pain, but there are quite a few that are made with rice instead of wheat, and if you want dark or sweet soy sauces (for certain recipes -- you wouldn't want to use those in, say, fried rice), those are made with sugar.

99 Ranch is heaven. :)

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If you're going to 99 Ranch, you can pick up gluten-free soy sauces there in HUGE bottles for a fraction of the price of the San J stuff. I think it's tastier, too. Reading the labels the first time through might be a pain, but there are quite a few that are made with rice instead of wheat, and if you want dark or sweet soy sauces (for certain recipes -- you wouldn't want to use those in, say, fried rice), those are made with sugar.

99 Ranch is heaven. :)

Mskedi - Thanks for the reply. I don't doubt you're right, but looking through all the bottles with so many of them being non-English was a bit daunting. Can you recommend a specific brand? Maybe a nice LINK to the manufacturer's site with a picture of the bottle? :P

Seriously that last part would be great!

David.

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Mskedi - Thanks for the reply. I don't doubt you're right, but looking through all the bottles with so many of them being non-English was a bit daunting. Can you recommend a specific brand? Maybe a nice LINK to the manufacturer's site with a picture of the bottle? :P

Seriously that last part would be great!

David.

When I wrote the post originally, I wanted to add a picture, but I needed to charge my battery so I was going to do it later. I guess I could have thought of linking it. I blame being tired. :P

Here you go:

This one is pretty all-purpose. I use it as I would any other soy sauce in fried rice, stir fries, korean stews... you name it, it works:

http://www.veryasia.com/104261.html

Sometimes I'll use this one along with the white soy sauce for a deeper flavor:

http://www.veryasia.com/kwong-hung-seng-black-soy-sauce.html

And then this is what you use to make pad see ew and other semi-sweet stir-fried noodles:

http://www.veryasia.com/104260.html

We used this brand at home years before I went gluten-free (it's what my husband's grandma used in her Thai restaurants), and the day we purged our kitchen of gluten-containing foods we found out we could keep these. It was a pleasant surprise.

Be sure you're only getting these particular ones, though -- this line does carry regular soy sauces with wheat as well.

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When I wrote the post originally, I wanted to add a picture, but I needed to charge my battery so I was going to do it later. I guess I could have thought of linking it. I blame being tired. :P

Here you go:

Thanks Mskedi!

David

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Love the San-J too, but if you can't find it, then the Bragg's liquid Aminos could make do.

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I love SanJ--it's what they use at my local PF Changs. At one visit there, the chef came out and gave me a brand new bottle of it to take home :D

Glad you were able to find it, David.

Ken--my bottle says "brewed in Richmond, Virginia".

PF Changs? Are ALL PF Changs using gluten free soy sauce? I haven't been able to enjoy chinese food since I was diagnosed and I miss it sooooo much!

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PF Changs? Are ALL PF Changs using gluten free soy sauce? I haven't been able to enjoy chinese food since I was diagnosed and I miss it sooooo much!

ALL have it. For regular customers the soy sauce is NOT gluten-free, but when you make it clear you need gluten-free, no problem.

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