Yong-Fa Soy Sauce
Handmade traditional taste
When take a tour at Xingang, apart from the must visit Feng-Tian Temple, located on the same Ximin Road, the century old Ching Chang Li Xingang Candy and the third generation family-run Yong-Fa Soy Sauce are worth visiting. Both of them insist on producing traditionally handmade goods, especially Yong-Faa��s soy sauces. It has no coloring and added preservatives. Although the shelf life is much shorter than the average soy sauces, ita��s much healthier. Because of that, people come from all over the country to buy Yong-Faa��s soy sauces.
Pure and natural
As soon as you are near Yong-Fa Soy Sauce, you can smell the fragrance of the soy sauce. That fragrance is more pure and refreshing than the average soy sauces on the market. Whata��s even more intriguing is the rich taste of the soy sauce. Yong-Fa was founded in 1920, by the first generation, Lin Qi Zong, who started off as an apprentice brewer and later started brewing soy sauce. He insists on using the traditional Chinese black soy beans brewing method. Now the store is 93 year old, and has been passed down through three generations, with the current owner, Lin Kun Hong.
Everything from the brewing to the packaging of Yong-Faa��s soy sauces is all handmade and done by the Lin family. The brewing process of Yong-Faa��s soy sauces starts off by choosing the best pure black soy beans. Then it is steamed, boiled, and fermented for three to five days. Each of these procedures is all done in a separate room. After that, salt is added and it is sealed up in clay jars under the sun for six months. Then it is opened up and boiled with licorice root and sugar. After it is filtered, the process is finally complete with the soy sauce being sterilized and bottled.
The traditionally made natural soy sauce, with no added coloring, stands out among the average soy sauces in the market. The process takes a lot of work and time, so ita��s difficult to mass produce. Recently, Yong-Fa has been producing many various new types of soy sauces, soy sauces for steaming, dipping, braising, stir-frying etc.When people go to Fen-Tian Temple, they would definitely pay a visit to Yong-Fa Soy Sauce too. People come to Yong-Fa and buy soy sauces in boxes. Usually, it would run out of stock. This just shows the popularity of Yong-Fa Soy Sauce among people.