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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.  

The Mind-Blowing Reason Kikkoman Soy Sauce Bottles Have 2 Holes


A breakfast radio show host in Melbourne, Australia had her mind blown after her co-host revealed to her how to properly control the flow of soy sauce when pouring from a Kikkoman bottle.

Jason Hawkins, the host of the breakfast radio show “Jase and PJ,” asked his co-host Polly “PJ” Harding why some soy sauce bottles have openings on both sides, according to a video posted by the show’s official TikTok account on August 12, according to Daily Mail.

TikTok Users Are Putting Their Testicles in Soy Sauce After ‘Taste Bud’ Myth

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Some male TikTok users are dipping their testicles in soy sauce as part of a new trend that has been circulating on social media.

The weird science experiment went viral on Twitter after user @mightbecursed shared a link of a 2013 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy Sciences claiming that testicles have taste receptors, IFL Science reported.

11 Hong Kong Soy Sauce Brands Found to Contain a Cancer Causing Chemical

A significant number of soy sauce brands in Hong Kong were found to contain a type of carcinogenic substance believed to be extremely dangerous if consumed in large quantities, a consumer group revealed.  

In the latest report of the Hong Kong Consumer Council, 11 of the 40 soy sauce samples it reviewed contained the chemical compound “4-methylimidazole”, a substance identified as a possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organisation, reported the South China Morning Post.

A Popular Soy Sauce Company Has Been Exposed for Violent Animal Testing

One of the most recognizable soy sauce companies in the U.S., Kikkoman, is under fire after PETA acquired studies published by the company in August that detail their horrific testing on animals all in the name of soy sauce, according to Vice.

Under the argument that it is necessary to test for product safety, Kikkoman force-feeds fermented soy milk to rats to study the effects, breeds mice to be obese while feeding them citrus extract before removing and studying their muscles, feeds rabbits high-cholesterol diets to induce heart disease before killing and studying them, and pumps soy sauce into the stomachs of rats through surgically attached tubes before decapitating them to study their brains.