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[shoh-yoo] /ˈʃoʊ yu/
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  • The shoyu is a sauce by itself and brewed of wheat, beans and salt.

    A Japanese Boy Shigemi Shiukichi
  • The katsuwo sauce is prepared of the katsuwobushi and the shoyu.

    A Japanese Boy Shigemi Shiukichi
  • In preparing the sauce, the katsuwobushi is simply chipped and simmered in a mixture of water and the shoyu.

    A Japanese Boy Shigemi Shiukichi
  • Mohitori: officials who had charge of wells, shoyu (Japanese sauce) and ice-houses.

  • Chinese sauce may be used instead of shoyu which may be obtained at any Chinese restaurant.

    Allied Cookery Grace Glergue Harrison and Gertrude Clergue
British Dictionary definitions for shoyu


a Japanese variety of soy sauce
Word Origin
C18: Japanese
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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