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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:

Asian Inspired Chicken & Veggies

Nasi Goreng

Asian Fusion Casserole

Sushi Rice Bowl

Spam-Tastic Fried Rice

Spam-Tastic Lo Mein

Shiitake and Beef Rice

Thai Style Peanut Noodles

Quick Asian Peanut Sauce

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken Tuscany Soup

Lower Sodium Rice You Know What Roni

Chicken and Peas

Ginger Lemon Chicken

Double Peanut Noodles

Chicken Satay Rice

Thai Coconut Seafood Soup

Asian Chicken Slaw Wraps

Spicy Asian Style Noodles

Fried Rice

Chicken Adobo

Creole Albacore

Edamame Noodle Bowl


One thought on “Food Find: Little Soya

  1. Thanks for your awesome review of Little Soya… I’m the founder & CEO of the company. So it was nice to come upon your review! We appreciate your support. Take care, Gary Murphy

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