Soy sauce, a thin, umber liquid that’s popular to use with stir-fries, dipping sauces, and sushi, originated in China centuries ago. There, the condiment was usually 100 percent soy, with no other ingredients. The fermentation process introduces the rich flavor and intense salinity that’s associated with the sauce.
When soy sauce was introduced in Japan, however, the recipe changed to equal parts soybeans and wheat. Brewing the beans with wheat adds a subtly sweet flavor that’s less harsh and more rounded. This Japanese-style soy sauce is called shoyu.
Each of these flavorful dishes are comprised of a classic and traditional Asian recipe: dumplings! Also known as pot-stickers, these fried or steamed delicacies feature flavorful fillings with a soft dough wrapper that makes this a hearty dish for any appetite. Serve these dumplings in a heartwarming soup or alongside a bed of fried rice and noodles for a truly delicious dinner.
With the recent news that almost 40% of millennials aren't eating cereal for breakfast, onlookers may be wondering what on earth we eat. I can't speak for all millennials, but I can tell you that savory oats are rising in popularity and they're a regular trend for breakfast (and occasionally dinner) in my home.