Kikkoman Corporation, a global producer of naturally brewed soy sauce has announced the launch of Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce, a 100% vegetarian product, suitable for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians, for the first time in India.
Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce is the result of two years of intensive R&D by the organization to bring a new purpose-designed product to the Indian market and backed by 350 years of Kikkoman’s heritage.
The R&D teams at Kikkoman spread across Japan, Singapore and India began their work in early 2020, to successfully develop a product tailor-made for India, with a truly superb and authentic flavour profile.
Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce is carefully crafted, delicious, packed with flavour, and set to become the standard oyster flavoured sauce in India.
The secret of the new Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce is the fact that it uses Kikkoman Soy Sauce as the key base ingredient. Using Kikkoman Soy Sauce adds depth and complexity to the vegetarian oyster flavour, creating a profound taste and aroma, to the point that it matches, or even exceeds, the taste of the most popular non-vegetarian oyster sauce.
India has a diverse set of vegetarians. Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce perfectly accommodates all vegetarians who love their stir-fries and noodles. It can be used in all vegetarian dishes, including paneer and tofu.
Professional chefs in India have already started to use the 100% vegetarian Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce in their non-vegetarian dishes as well.
Yosuke Hiraiwa, General Manager, Kikkoman Marketing & Planning Asia Pte Ltd, one of the key people behind the development of Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce, commented: “Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce made for India has been able to find the perfect balance of salty, sweet, and umami. Its development took more than two years, and the key to the perfect balance is the use of Kikkoman Soy Sauce as its base. We were able to add depth and complexity, mirroring the authentic flavour of oysters, creating a deep taste and aroma, making it as authentic as non-vegetarian oyster sauce. Kikkoman aims to enrich people’s lives and create delicious memories through food. With Kikkoman Oyster Flavoured Sauce, we hope that many vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike will enjoy a variety of cuisines such as Chinese, Asian, and Indian Chinese, together with family and friends.