Definition: Soy sauces, light and dark are a mainstay in all Asian cuisines, including Thai. Light refers to regular soy sauce, while dark is literally darker and stronger in flavor. Vegetarians should note that light soy sauce can be substituted for fish sauce in most recipes. Thai chefs also use sweet soy sauce in certain dishes, or as a dipping saucelook for it in specialty Asian stores.
Also Known As: tamari