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Soothing video of soy sauce being made from scratch in rural China goes viral on TikTok

  • A soothing TikTok video showing the process of making soy sauce from scratch has gone viral.
  • When the soybeans can be mashed between his fingertips with no resistance, he spreads the steaming beans on a flat wooden beaded tray for fermentation before sprinkling a yellow powder — called Aspergillus oryzae, a common fermentation microbe for soy sauce — over them.
  • In this video, @craftsman0011 presents himself as a simple country man, wearing a plain tangzhuang with natural outdoor lighting and local green landscapes as his background. His tools and kitchenware emphasizes a rustic ambiance: made from woven fibers, ceramics, stone or metal.
  • The video has garnered over 489,7000 views and 49,700 likes as of this writing.

A video of the peaceful yet lengthy process of fermenting soybeans into soy sauce has gone viral on TikTok.

TikTok user @craftsman0011 has amassed over 144,000 followers from their videos of items being made from scratch, such as ink, chopsticks and rapeseed oil. Their videos sometimes have traditional Chinese or acoustic music in the background, but the naturally soothing sounds of the processes are usually most prominent.