Here’s Why Soy Sauce Bottles Have Two Spouts

Many who are familiar with soy sauce will know that the bottles they come in often have two spouts. If you're among those curious as to why, then you're in the right place. Keep reading to find the answers.

By Cookist

Soy sauce is one of the most versatile cooking ingredients chefs use. It can be used for a variety of things from dousing homemade stir-fry to adding flavor to meat marinade, and this is why it's always advisable to have it on hand.

In the event that you do purchase your own short-spouted bottles that restaurants usually keep at the table.

You may find yourself wondering why there are two holes on the top and it's not because the makers wanted you to have multiple outlets for the sauce.

There is actually a correct way to use a soy sauce bottle and it has more to do with cleanliness. It is not all soy sauce bottles that have the two holes  but those that lack two holes are more prone to making messes.

Take the spouted Kikkoman Soy Sauce Bottle for example, if the liquid in it comes out too quickly, it will not stop when you pull up the bottle and a mess could be made.


The two holes are to prevent that from happening. You can use the spouts to control when and how much soy sauce comes out.

Just keep your finger over one of the holes as you lower and lift the bottle and you can rest assured that no soy sauce will spill from the other side.

Similarly, it also allows you to control how much soy sauce you lavish on various parts of your plate by holding and releasing your fingertip over one hole as you pour.

The two-hole technique helps soy sauce bottles to work as designed. Most people just did not realize it but since you read to the end, now you know.

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