Definition of soy sauce in US English:

soy sauce

(British soya sauce)


  • A sauce made with fermented soybeans, used in Chinese and Japanese cooking.

    • ‘Mix soy sauce and sake and marinate the meat well in the mixture.’
    • ‘Add half the spring onion, the mushrooms, pepper, chilli sauce, soy sauce, oyster sauce and mushroom water.’
    • ‘The aromatics gave a faint hint of ginger and lemon to the fish whose flesh we broke into thick pieces and dipped into soy sauce at the table.’
    • ‘Mix half the olive oil with the mustard, honey and soy sauce, and smear all over the steaks.’
    • ‘Pour over the chopped tomatoes, then splash in soy sauce and Worcestershire sauce to taste.’
    • ‘Its secret is a 10-minute pre-oven soak in soy sauce, tangerine peel, cinnamon and aniseed.’
    • ‘Combine the garlic, black pepper, yuzu juice and soy sauce together, and slowly whisk in the grapeseed oil, a little at a time.’
    • ‘One of Johnny's friends gets a big bowl of wasabi and starts mixing it with soy sauce.’
    • ‘I also may add a bit of soy sauce if the accompanying wine tastes too aggressive.’
    • ‘In the same pan, stir in the grated ginger and soy sauce at once and heat until the mixture start bubbling.’
    • ‘In small saucepan, combine soy sauce and water and bring to a boil.’
    • ‘Place the tofu, sweet chilli sauce, soy sauce and rice wine in a bowl.’
    • ‘Cabbage, stir-fried with a little soy, would be a toothsome addition, or pan-fried mushrooms.’
    • ‘Add bush tomatoes, soy sauce and hoi sin sauce and vegetables if you like.’
    • ‘Chiang dou-fu are cubes of tofu fermented in soy sauce or Chinese-style miso.’
    • ‘Add the reserved stock, the two tablespoons of soy sauce, the hoisin sauce and the sugar and leave to simmer until reduced and well flavoured.’
    • ‘Add the udon noodles, soy sauce and oyster sauce and cook until heated through.’
    • ‘Add the remaining soy sauce, rice wine, sugar and a dash or two of mushroom water and cook over high heat, tossing well.’
    • ‘In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, heavy cream and soy sauce.’
    • ‘If you wish to add fish sauce or even soy sauce then do, but I suspect the recipe will lose its clean, simple flavours.’
    • ‘Use of condiments such as soy sauce and ketchup, as well as salting food at the table, also increases sodium intake.’


soy sauce

/ˈsoi ˌsôs//ˈsɔɪ ˌsɔs/