Monday, April 7, 2014

San J Tamari Lite Soy Sauce & Mongolian Beef SauceReview

We got to try 2 new sauces from San J not long ago and it took me awhile to use them as we usually don't cook Japanese or Chinese food at home much, Mike usually stops on his way home and grabs take out but I got a brilliant idea and told him to tell them not to add any sauces to our take out one time and so we were able to put our own sauce on our meal and I think it came out pretty darn good because the Tamari Lite has less sodium than what I bet they use.

They actually brew this sauce naturally for up to 6 months with 100% soy and no wheat content. If you are trying to get yourself or your whole family to kick the sodium in their diets, this sauce can definitely help. Use it on chicken, meat, seafood, vegetables and tofu. You can also use it as a dipping sauce. This sauce is certified Vegan, Gluten Free and Non GMO.
I used this one mostly as I have been trying to watch my sodium intake with the RA already making my hands swell, the last thing I need is something else making them swell, which is what a lot of sodium will do to me, anyway, not sure about you guys, but it really gets me bad sometimes.
This sauce is 50% less sodium and it's gluten free! So, if you are watching both or only one, it doesn't matter because both are much better for you. I have been putting mine on the fried rice to add a little extra zip or if I have sushi (very rare but I love it!) and I love having a really good soy sauce on my sushi or on my egg or spring rolls. Mike really goes for the Wasabi and I will sometimes, but in much smaller quantities.
The Mongolian Beef Sauce is what your favorite Chinese restaurant probably uses or something similar when they make their Mongolian Beef or similar dishes. Since I am not too crazy about that dish, I decided to use it on chicken instead and very sparingly. It turned out pretty good when mixed with garlic and diced onions and then stir fried.
This sauce is also Gluten Free, Non GMO and has no wheat content. It is made from the Tamari soy sauce and is 100% made with soybeans. This gives your food a sweet/savory taste, which is where I came up with the idea of chicken, because of the sweet/sour chicken you can get at Chinese restaurants.
Here are a few questions & answers I thought you might like to know:
Are San-J products all natural?
Yes. All San-J products are made with 100% natural ingredients. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives or MSG are added.  
What type of salt is used in San-J products?
The salt used in San-J products is obtained from underground salt deposits through deep well solution mining.  
What type of alcohol is used in San-J Tamari?
The alcohol used in San-J Tamari is derived from sugarcane.  
Do you process products containing peanuts?
Yes. The following products contain peanuts:

  - Thai Peanut Sauce
  - Tamari Peanut Dressing

San J has a lot of other products besides an awesome line of Asian sauces, you can get soups, rice crackers, salad dressings and something called Organic Shoyu, which I believe is some sort of sauce. You can also find numerous recipes on their site to help you in figuring out which sauce goes with what until you get the hang of cooking up your own recipes.

You can get Special Offers such as coupons by going to this section to help save on your favorite San J products. You can also order products Online if your store does not carry something that you like or need. You can also find coupons on their Facebook and other interesting news like recipes and new products.

About San J:
San-J International, Inc. is dedicated to the manufacture of premium Tamari soy sauce and quality Asian-inspired products. We endeavor to produce excellence in our products and services. 
San-J founder, San-Jirushi was established in 1804 in Japan as a Tamari and miso company and began selling Tamari in the United States in 1978 as an importer to natural food and industrial food markets. Tamari quickly proved itself to be desirable to American tastes and San-Jirushi decided to build a plant to brew Tamari in North America. In addition to the production facilities, San-J's administration, research & development, sales and marketing departments are headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
Connect with San J:

Mailing Address:
San-J International, Inc. 2880 Sprouse Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23231
Phone: 804.226.8333 or Toll Free: 800.446.5500
Fax: 804.226.8383

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.