Dark soy sauce is a dark colored condiment that is sweeter, less salty, and thicker than other varieties. It is aged longer and combined with molasses resulting in a richer taste. Dark soy sauce is a crucial ingredient in dishes where the color is a key component such as Shanghai-style red cooked dishes.
Uses: Dark soy sauce is excellent for braises and stir-frys due to its lower salt content and rich, sweet flavor. Try using it in braised pork dishes such as Hong Shao Rou.