Korea's #1 Best-Selling Soy Sauce
[Sempio] Yangjo Soy Sauce 501
Sempio's 501 Soy Sauce is Korea's #1 Best-Selling Soy Sauce.
Sempio has mastered the art of soy sauce. They have spent 70+ years brewing Soy Sauce in the traditional way. This 501 Soy Sauce is their flagship product. It's a super-premium grade soy sauce, with a Total Nitrogen value of 1.5 (details below). A high TN value indicates a high amount of soybean protein, which translates to deep, rich flavor. Sempio's 501 Soy Sauce has become the go-to soy sauce for Korea.
But do I need a premium soy sauce? Well, Soy Sauce is the most-frequently used ingredient in Korean cooking. If you plan to cook Korean food regularly, then yes, invest into a high-quality sauce!
Will keep it short: Great soy sauce which outclasses anything brewed locally in Europe! Also I'm loving that it has a different taste than the other high tier soy sauce available on our continent - Kikkoman! So a general rule of thumb: Use this soy sauce for marinades and stir fries! Keep Kikkoman more bitter taste for Sushi!
- Sempio's 501 Soy Sauce is naturally-brewed (no chemical processing)
- 501 Soy Sauce is filtered through a 5-stage process (very clean finish)
- Available in 930ml bottle (large size)
Full Ingredients List
Water, Soybean, Wheat, Sea Salt,
Liquid Fructose, Fermented Alcohol, Yeast
Expiration period: 2 years
Before opening, store in a dry, cool area
After opening, best to keep in refrigerator
What to Make
Used in virtually every Korean dish
Soy Sauce Braised Eggs, Jangjorim, Banchan
Season Stews, Marinate Meat, Flavor Stir-Frys
About the Brand
Sempio has been making soy sauce since 1946.
It's Korea's oldest and most-renowned soy sauce brand.
What is Total Nitrogen Value?
Total Nitrogen (TN) indicates how much soybean protein is found in the soy sauce. As soybeans ferment, they release protein in the form of nitrogen. The longer the beans ferment, the more nitrogen they produce. A higher TN number indicates higher quality. The grading scale is as follows:
1% is average | 1.3% is premium | 1.5 - 1.8% is super-premium
Sempio's 501 Soy Sauce is 1.5% >> Super Premium
"If you want to cook well, it starts with a high quality Soy Sauce.
That's why I only use Sempio's 501. Why? It's Korea #1 Soy Sauce."
The 930ml is a large family size. It will be enough to make plenty of dishes over months.
A: No, it's not.
A: Water, Soybean, Wheat, Sea Salt, Liquid Fructose, Fermented Alcohol, Yeast
A: No it doesn't. Most homecooks store it in their pantry (or a cool-dry area). But if you do store it in the refrigerator, it will last longer.
A: Many homecooks like to use 501 Soy Sauce for cooking, sautéing, or stir-frying. And the more expensive 701 Soy Sauce for cold or raw dishes like sushi, sashimi, salad dressing, etc. However, both can be used interchangeably.
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About The Brand
Sempio is Korea's oldest and most renowned Soy Sauce brand. It's the go-to Soy Sauce for many homecooks. In fact, Sempio has over 65% of the entire consumer market! Start here if you're new to Korean cooking.