Halal Soy Sauce

halal-haram-soy sauceI was a little bit shocked when I found out that the thin soy sauce that I used to consume is not halal (that kikkoman). During in Germany, for more than one year, I always use that thin soy sauce because that brand is halal in my home country (Indonesia) so I thought it was also okay to use the same brand although there was no halal sign on the bottle. But I was wrong, I found out not long time ago that thin soy sauce from kikkoman is not halal. Why is it not halal?

Lets look at several information I gathered :

The Naturally Brewed Soy is the Haram soy sauce. It is made just like wine containing 2-3% alcohol. The ingredients list contains Wheat, Soy and other ingredients. Food companies do not mention Naturally Brewed Soy Sauce under the ingredients statement. They just mention soy sauce but within parenthesis they write Wheat and Soy. This is the only way to find a Haram Soy Sauce. From http://www.muslimconsumergroup.com/faq.html

There are two kind of soy sauce is available in USA and Canada. One is naturally brewed soy sauce supplied by Kikkoman Company with 1.7% or more alcohol and the other is the acidified hydrolyzed soy protein soy sauce (All purpose Seasoning) by ConAgra’s Company under LA Choy brand name. The Kikkoman Soy sauce (made with soybean, wheat and salt) is a haram product due to the presence of 1.7% or more alcohol. From http://www.albalagh.net/halal/col3.shtml

Naturally Brewed Soya Sauce (Soya sauce made with wheat and soy is Haram because the production of alcohol in its production and retention of 1-2% alcohol in soya sauce. From http://www.ehalal.org/halal-and-haram/what-is-haram-gelatin

I found also good article about halal haram soy sauce here http://halalfornoobs.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/ahoy-soy-picking-the-halal-soy-sauce-part-two/

kikkoman soy sauce not halal so sad this is not halal ๐Ÿ˜ฆ , i really like the taste of this soy sauce actually
IMG_0606 back part of the bottle

Okay then because kikkoman that sold here is not halal (contain alcohol) , so I cannot absolutely consume it and I need to find other kind of soy sauce which is halal. I begin to search in asia shop/ oriental market in Brighton which close to my home. There is one that close, the store name is Unithai. Lucky me, they have many kinds of soy sauce. I was looking for ABC brand actually (in Germany I can easily find ABC soy sauce in asia markt) but they donโ€™t have it. So my choice went to healthy boy brand, product from Thailand. This little fat boy product has halal sign on the label, so that is such a relieve. Here are the pictures of that halal soy sauce :

healthy-boy-brand-halal-soy-sauce I couldn’t find ABC soy sauce so this Healthy Boy Brand is my next choice
halal-soy-sauce-healthy-boy-brand Yeeay halal logo from Healthy Boy Brand soy sauce

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

On the other time, I also bought teriyaki sauce (halal too, yeeay *happy) from oriental market but different store. I bought it from Yum yum oriental market (also in Brighton). The price is 1.85 pound. Here are the pictures :

halal-teriyaki-sauce I always want to buy teriyaki sauce but hesitated because i couldnt find one that i am sure it’s halal-thing. lucky me i found this one Alhamdulillah ๐Ÿ™‚
halal-sign-teriyaki-sauce my expression when i found this halal-logo like “Uwaaaa” *happy *happy *happy

Note about oriental market here : there are many oriental markets around Brighton (and Hove), I simply googling it put the keyword โ€œoriental market Brightonโ€ or just look at yelp. There are many asia products there. From Thailand, China, Korea, Japan, and more. Products from Indonesia such as sambal asli abc, indomie, and tempe could also be found there. The price of sambal asli and indomie almost the same like in Germany but tempe is much more expensive here than in Germany.

Note about this post : so sorry my English is very poooooor. I asked my husband to check my grammar and so on but he is quite busy now and i have no patient for him so i just posted this with my limited skill of English. Hahaa. Peace.


11 thoughts on “Halal Soy Sauce

  1. Hai mba.. Kikkoman yang dijual di indo halal ngga ya? Kebetulan lagi googling soy sauce yang halal.
    Englishnya ringan banget dibaca terlebih saya yang baru belajar english.. Salam kenal ya mba.. Saya kiki dari banjarmasin

    • Hai. Mau info. Kikkoman kecap asin jepang sekarang sudah diproduksi lokal dan dapat sertifikasi halal MUI. Setelah ngulik2 info ternyata di tokopedia atau di bukalapak jg ud mulai dijual.

  2. Huwaaaa aku pengguna si kikkoman, karena lihat bahannya sepertinya aman dan ga cek lagi persentasi alkoholnya ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Makasi mba riri infonya, aku link ke resep Japchae ku yaa, sebelumnya aku rekomen kikkoman di sana, tapi sudah ku update.

    • siiip mba, monggo…
      saya juga mba duluu…seneng banget pake kikkoman hehee…
      skrg pindah ke merk thailand itu mba saya, soalnya paling gampang ditemuin di asiamarkt

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