Dark Soy Sauce recipes are common in China and Taiwan. Chinese commonly use this sauce in stew type of dishes like red-braised pork. Are you wondering why the Chinese use this sauce in their recipes? The main reason is that it gives a little sweetness and a nice caramel color to any dish. But, the Chinese use it in little quantity in their dishes. The reason is that the dark color of this sauce can dye the other ingredients in the dish into dark brown color. Particularly, they add dark soy sauce in little quantity in stews, dressings, and dips for this reason.
When you intend to prepare Chinese dark soy sauce recipes, you should remember one thing. As compared to other Chinese sauces, this sauce will have very little salt but will have a slightly thicker and richer consistency. So, you should add salt to your dish accordingly. Of course, you will get to understand the right quantity to use once you prepare any easy dark soy sauce recipe. If you wish to prepare a dish with watery consistency using Dark Soy Sauce, you can add a little water to the sauce as it will have a very thick consistency.