Smoked Soy Sauce

Smoked Soy Sauce

Smoking Type: Warm Smoking Recommended

Temperature: Moderate Indirect Heat To enhance the flavor of soy sauce, we recommend using moderate indirect heat. The specific temperature may vary depending on your smoker's settings, but typically, 50-70 degrees Celsius (122-158 degrees Fahrenheit) is suitable.

Time: Approximately 1-2 hours Adjust the smoking time to impart the desired flavor. For soy sauce to absorb a rich smoky aroma, a general guideline is to smoke it for about 1-2 hours.



  • Regular soy sauce (high-quality recommended)
  • Smoking chips (wood chips or tea leaves)



1. Preparing the Soy Sauce

  • Choose high-quality regular soy sauce. Prepare an appropriate amount according to the quantity you intend to smoke.

2. Preparing Smoking Chips

  • Select smoking chips (wood chips or tea leaves) to infuse flavor. Set the chips in the smoker for later use.

3. Smoking the Soy Sauce

  • Place the soy sauce in a container suitable for smoking, then put the container inside the smoker.
  • Set the smoker to moderate indirect heat and start smoking.

4. Adjusting Smoking Time

  • Adjust the smoking time to ensure that the soy sauce absorbs the smoky flavor adequately. Typically, 1-2 hours is recommended.

5. Using Smoked Soy Sauce

  • Once smoking is complete, transfer the smoked soy sauce to a container and allow it to cool for a while. This enhances the flavor. Smoked soy sauce can be used just like regular soy sauce, but it adds a deep smoky accent to your dishes.


Tips: Enhancing Your Smoking Experience

In the smoking process, there's a step involving "soaking smoking chips in water." While this step is optional, it can impact the evenness of smoke distribution during smoking, enhancing your smoking experience. Here's how to soak smoking chips:


Soaking Smoking Chips in Water

  1. Prepare the chips by placing them in a small bowl or container.
  2. Add enough water to the container for the chips to soak.
  3. The soaking time for the chips is typically around 15-30 minutes.
  4. Once the chips have absorbed enough moisture, remove any excess water. You can lightly squeeze the chips by hand or use a paper towel to remove excess moisture.


Recommended Smoking Chips and Tea Leaves

  • Wood Chips (Oak or Hickory)

    • Suitable Soy Sauce: Bold-flavored regular soy sauce or dark soy sauce
    • Flavor: Emphasizes a smoky taste, adding depth and richness to the soy sauce.
  • Tea Leaves (Oolong Tea or Jasmine Tea)

    • Suitable Soy Sauce: Light and fragrant light soy sauce or fresh soy sauce
    • Flavor: Adds a floral aroma, bringing freshness and elegance to the soy sauce.
  • Five Spice Powder

    • Suitable Soy Sauce: Sweet soy sauce or light soy sauce
    • Flavor: Imparts a spicy and aromatic profile to the soy sauce, creating a complex combination.

Keep in mind that the compatibility of each soy sauce and smoking ingredient may vary depending on your cooking style and personal preferences. We recommend experimenting with different combinations to find the smoked soy sauce that best suits your taste.

Recommended Recipe Ideas

Smoked Soy Sauce Marinated Vegetables



  • Your choice of vegetables (e.g., bell peppers, zucchini, carrots)
  • Smoked soy sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Herbs (e.g., rosemary, thyme)


  1. Cut the vegetables into suitable sizes.
  2. Prepare a marinade by mixing smoked soy sauce, olive oil, salt, pepper, and herbs.
  3. Marinate the vegetables in the mixture for several hours to overnight.
  4. Set your smoker to warm smoking and add wood chips.
  5. Place the marinated vegetables on a grill inside the smoker and smoke for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Once smoking is complete, arrange the smoked vegetables and enjoy.


Smoked Soy Sauce-Flavored Onigiri (Rice Balls)


  • Cooked rice
  • Smoked soy sauce
  • Your choice of fillings (e.g., pickled plums, tuna, shiitake mushrooms)


  1. Mix smoked soy sauce into the cooked rice or drizzle it over the rice after cooking.
  2. Shape the rice into onigiri, enclosing your choice of fillings.
  3. Set your smoker to warm smoking and add wood chips.
  4. Place the onigiri inside the smoker and smoke for about 10 to 20 minutes.
  5. Once smoking is complete, remove the onigiri and enjoy.