Sushi, egg rolls, pad thai, chicken lo-mein – all of these recipes use soy sauce. But, what happens when you run out of it? Can you use an ingredient you already have in your pantry? These four alternatives can be used in place of soy sauce.
This is the closest alternative to soy sauce and it’s a rich, thick sauce made from fermented soybeans. It contains less sodium and less wheat than soy sauce and you can even find gluten-free ones.
Worchestershire sauce is a blend of anchovies, vinegar, garlic, onions, molasses, and tamarind. It contains fish, so beware of using it if you have fish allergies.
Instantly add umami flavor to stir fry or fried rice. Fish sauce is made from fermented fish and salt. It’s also gluten-free and soy-free, plus it adds complexity to any dish.
If you want a great vegan option that’s just a bit sweeter than soy sauce, coconut aminos are a great choice. This sauce is fermented from coconut sap and it works great in any Asian meal.