ABC SWEET SOY SAUCE 21OZ Soy sauce (US), soya sauce (Commonwealth), or shoyu (Japan) is a fermented sauce made from soybeans (soya beans), roasted grain, water and salt. Soy sauce was invented in China, where it has been used as a condiment for close to 2,500 years. In its various forms it is widely used in East and Southeast Asian cuisines and increasingly appears in Western cuisine and prepared foods. This sweet soy sauce is used in Indonesian cooking as a seasoning and condiment. It is ideal for steaks, barbeque, fried rice, and marinades.