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What Does It Taste Like?

Tamari tastes lượt thích a mellow, less salty, more nuanced soy sauce, owing khổng lồ its 100 percent soy content. The wheat in traditional soy sauce can impart a sharp, almost vinegar-like flavor that is absent in tamari. Instead, tamari is packed with umami—a rich, savory, "mouthwatering" flavor present in beef, cooked mushrooms, tomato paste, aged cheeses, & dried fish—and can be used to add a "meatiness" to lớn vegetarian & vegan food.

Tamari Recipes

Use tamari in place of soy sauce in dressings, stir-fries, sauces, và soups lớn bring a rich, less salty flavor to all kinds of savory recipes.

Where to lớn Buy Tamari

As Asian food has become more mainstream over the past several years, it is easier khổng lồ buy a variety of Asian ingredients, including tamari. You should be able to lớn find tamari in glass bottles (or large plastic jugs in bulk) in the Asian/international section of a well-stocked supermarket next to lớn the soy sauce. If your local grocery store doesn't have it, check out an Asian, international, or health food store or order online.

Nearly all varieties of tamari sold in the U.S. Are gluten-free, though they may still contain trace amounts of wheat. The tamari you find will likely be labeled as gluten-free, safe for anyone on a gluten-free diet. Kikkoman brand regular tamari, however, is not gluten-free, though they vày make one type of tamari that is gluten-free & clearly labeled as such.


Store tamari in its original container in a cool, dry, dark place like the pantry. It doesn't need to be refrigerated but won't thua kém any flavor if stored in the fridge. Opened containers of tamari can be kept indefinitely tightly capped.

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