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Homemade Soy Sauce Substitute Recipe

Out of soy sauce and want to make your own? This homemade soy sauce substitute checks all the boxes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: soy sauce, soy sauce recipe, soy sauce substitute
Servings: 1 cup


  • 4 tbsp beef bouillon
  • 4 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp molasses
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 pinch garlic powder
  • 1 ½ cups water


  • Add all ingredients to a sauce pan and stir over medium heat.
  • Bring to a gentle boil and reduce to about 1 cup.


Use this soy sauce substitute right away or store it in the fridge for up to 5 days!