[Sempio] Yondu Vegetable Essence

[Yondu] Natural Liquid Seasoning

All-Purpose Umami Seasoning

[Sempio] Yondu Vegetable Essence


Yondu - it's one of my mom's secret pantry items.

Whenever a pot of miyeok-guk or beef-radish soup comes out bland, my mom adds a splash of Yondu. She told me that it was perfect for adding deep flavor to soups and stews. I've been using it for years too - especially when a dish tastes like it's missing 'something'.

So what exactly is it? Yondu is an all-purpose umami seasoning sauce that's made from naturally fermented vegetables. Organic soybeans are slowly fermented in three stages to bring out savory flavors. Then, the base is blended with a concentrated broth from different vegetables to add additional flavor and delicate complexity.

Yondu is created by Sempio - Korea's largest producer of Soy Sauce and fermented foods. They have used their deep expertise in fermentation to create this all-natural vegetable essence. Best of all, it has no artificial flavors, preservatives, colorings or MSG added.

This is a must-have for your pantry. Use it as a clean, flavorful, healthy, and more versatile alternative to soy sauce, bouillon, anchovy-kelp broth or fish sauce. Add it to soups or stews, stir-frys and salads (recipes link in FAQ). 

Available in two versions: Light & Mild. (The Mild version is also gluten-free!)

Product Highlights

  • Natural Vegetable Essence - Use it as an all-purpose umami seasoning
  • Natural ingredients - fermented soybean broth, vegetable stock, sea salt, and water.
  • Distinguished as a "World Class Product of Korea"
  • No artificial flavors, preservatives, colorings or MGS added. Vegan-Friendly.
  • Available in Light and Mild (Gluten-Free)
1. Yondu Light
2. Yondu Mild (Gluten-Free)
Product In Brief

Ingredient list

Listed above

    Storage Tips

    Expiration period: 1 year 6 months

    Store in a cool, dry area

    After opening, store in refrigerator

      How to use

      Listed above

        About the Brand

        Sempio is Korea's oldest and most renowned Soy Sauce brand. It has over 65% of the entire market. Their soy sauces have a reputation for exceptional quality and taste. Start with this brand if you're new to Korean cooking.

          How is it advertised in Korea?

          To make steamed eggs, all you need is Yondu! 

          To make vegetable fried rice, all you need is Yondu! 

          FOR MORE RECIPE IDEAS WITH YONDU, CLICK HERE

          Product faq

          Q: What's the difference between the two?
          Q: Are both versions gluten-free?
          Q: I am a vegan/vegetarian - okay to use?
          Q: Where do I use it?
          Q: Do you have any other recipe ideas?
          Q: How should I store this?
          Q: What country is this made in?

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          About The Brand

          Sempio is Korea's oldest and most renowned Soy Sauce brand. It has over 65% of the entire market. Their soy sauces have a reputation for exceptional quality and taste. Start with this brand if you're new to Korean cooking.

          That's it folks!