Category Archives: What’s Not Halaal

Finding on Kikkoman & Yamasa (Jpn) Soy Sauces Contain Alcohol

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If you’ve read my last year posting regarding Kikkoman and Yamasa Japanese Soy Sauces Contain Alcohol. Please read our further finding on Kikkoman.

  • As stated in Kikkoman website (quoted on the initial posting below) that Kikkoman Soy Sauces contain greater than 2% alcohol by volume.
  • Our finding by going to various shops that sells Kikkoman in Cape Town (pics above):

Kikkoman Less Salt Soy Sauce contains 6,5% alcohol v/v.

Kikkoman Soy Sauce (‘normal’ one) contains 3,2 % alcohol v/v

  • What Kikkoman official website means by greater than 2 % can be as high as 6,5% v/v (volume by volume).
  • As comparison, beer generally contains 5% of alcohol, while some beer can be as lower as 2-3% and as high as 7% (rarely).
  • So the alcohol contains in Kikkoman is more or less the same as beer.

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Six of KAUAI Stores are No Longer Halaal

BREAKING NEWS

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Some Changes in KAUAI

KAUAI has made some changes, among others, re-branding, changes in menus, new concept stores and… some stores are no longer HALAAL!

The “no longer halaal” part was quite disappointing for me. However Alhamdulillah, I learn that most of Kauai stores are still Halaal. Continue reading Six of KAUAI Stores are No Longer Halaal

Foods that May Contain Haram Ingredients

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My homemade tiramisu with substitution ingredient.

So,  have you ever in a situation when you are at:

  • a work function; or
  • in a colleague wedding; or
  •  in a holiday that there’s no halaal restaurants at least 50 kms away? or
  • [ fill in the blank with your non-halaal experience…:-) ]        

Then you will need to read this list of  final food products that you  need to:

  • be aware of the ingredients and inquire the waiter if they use substituted ingredients ;
  • or rather avoid it at all.

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Kikkoman & Yamasa (Japanese) Soy Sauces Contain Alcohol

I have only found out in recent years that Kikkoman and Yamasa soy sauces contain alcohol. Kikkoman and Yamasa are Japanese soy sauces that are widely used in all Japanese food preparation as opposed to Chinese Soy Sauce. Japanese soy sauce has a distinctive flavor that if you are used to authentic Japanese, you would recognize if your dish is not made with Japanese soy sauce.  Kikkoman and Yamasa are also used for sushi condiment along with pickled ginger and wasabi. Continue reading Kikkoman & Yamasa (Japanese) Soy Sauces Contain Alcohol