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Pepper's Homemade Sweet Dark Soy Sauce

  • Makes ¾ cup
  • PREP: 5 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 5 minutes

If you can't find sweet dark soy sauce at the store, make this easy homemade version!

Dark soy sauce, which has a sweet molasses-like flavor to it, is an important ingredient for stir-fried noodles and other dishes in Thai cooking. But if you don’t have an Asian market nearby or can’t find store-bought dark soy sauce, this easy recipe is a good substitute. Use it for "bow-thai" see ew or Korat-style pad thai!

Reprinted from The Pepper Thai Cookbook. Copyright © 2021 by Vilailuck Teigen with Garrett Snyder. Photographs copyright © 2021 by Jenny Huang. Published by Clarkson Potter, an imprint of Random House.

  • 1

    cup dark brown sugar

  • ½

    cup light soy sauce

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The Pepper Thai Cookbook
The Pepper Thai Cookbook

Through these 80 recipes, Pepper teaches you how to make all her hits––influenced by Thailand, California, and everywhere in between. No one loves this book more than Chrissy: “I’m SO proud of Yai and all of the hard work she put into making this book come to life. It has all of my favorite recipes that mom used to make for us growing up, like chicken satay and papaya salad, as well as modern twists on classic Thai food like pad thai Brussels sprouts and nam prik moo sloppy joes!

Pepper's Wok & Tool Set
Pepper's Wok & Tool Set

This is the ultimate set for creating clean-out-the-fridge meals. Aside from just stir-frying, the Teigen-Legend fam uses the wok and spider strainer for deep-frying and big-batch sautéing. Big enough for a pound of noodles Bundled with wooden tongs and a spider strainer Steam, serve, and store, all using a tempered glass lid

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