Sweet Soy Sauce

Sweet soy sauce just what it sounds like: soy sauce to which a sweetener has been added which results in a salty-sweet flavor. The particular sweetener used varies from place to place. In Indonesia, it’s palm sugar, used in combination with other spices such as star anise and galangal; the result is called kecap manis. It’s probably the best-known sweet soy sauce in the United States, but there are other versions from Japan and Korea, where ingredients like mirin, the sweet Japanese rice wine, or other sugars are added.