Maruso Soy Paste
This soy paste (or thick soy sauce) comes in a sturdy retail gift box and a nice glass bottle. It’s well-rounded, full bodied, and has that distinct black soybean flavor so unique to Taiwan.
It’s produced by Maruso, the US branch of one of Taiwan’s oldest soy sauce producers, founded in 1909 during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan. The grandson of the original founder incorporated the US branch of the business in 2009, in honor of the 100 year anniversary of the original business.
Maruso’s products are still made and bottled in Taiwan.