Food Find: Little Soya
While I don’t follow a gluten-free diet, I do use gluten-free soy sauce – due to it not having stuff in it I avoid (and they will have packets out soon). Having said that, the one I use at home is full sodium, which means I use it sparingly (nearly 1,000 mg sodium per Tablespoon). Packets of lower-sodium soy sauce do exist –
Kikkoman’s is 230 mg sodium per packet and no preservatives (which is shocking as the bottles of the same sauce do have preservatives.
Kari Out also has packets, but from past experience I can tell you it isn’t great. It wasn’t horrid, but wasn’t memorable.
The biggest issue with the packets, is that unlike most single-serving condiments, often you don’t need an entire packet worth. But once opened, it is use it or trash it.
So finding Little Soya was a nice pick. They are re-closable see-through plastic “fishes” that hold .27 fluid ounce, or 8 ml. Each container has 270 mg sodium. If anything, they are aimed at the “Bento” crowd, who like to make fancy lunches, having said that, these are perfect for carrying in a food bag. Now you can use a little here, and the rest later. Just a bit bigger than a packet, with a lot less mess. PS: I found them at my local Safeway, hidden in the Asian section.
Need ideas? You could use them in these recipes: