The 5 Best Filipino Soy Sauce Brands
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The 5 Best Filipino Soy Sauce Brands

Our Criteria for the Best Filipino Soy Sauce Brands


We mainly assessed high-quality soy sauce brands that provide excellent value for money.


We examined each soy sauce brand and included only those that have simple and high-quality ingredients.


We factored in the flavor of soy sauce from different brands and its suitability with different dishes.


To guarantee that our choices didn’t fall short on offerings, we picked soy sauce brands that come in different sizes and variants.


For convenience’s sake, we eyed soy sauce brands that can easily be found both online and in-store.

1. Silver Swan

Silver Swan
Price RangePhp 7 - Php 197
Variants AvailableSoy Sauce, Chinese Soy Sauce
Sizes 100 mL, 200 mL, 350 mL, 1 L, ½ gallon, 1 gallon

Silver Swan

Shopee Reviews Score4.9/5
Lazada Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.9/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Value for Money4.8/5
Compatibility with dishes4.5/5


  • Available in numerous grocery stores nationwide
  • Flavor is good for dips


  • Soy sauce can cause dryness in the mouth
  • 43% of the soy sauce is sodium

If you’re looking for the most accessible soy sauce brand, we think that Silver Swan is your best bet. 

Having been around since the 1940s, they’ve become a go-to brand that’s available on most grocery store shelves. Hence, we like that they’re easily accessible and can even be bought in small sari-sari stores nationwide.

We also think it’s handy that they come in various sizes. In our opinion, this makes them budget-friendly as you can purchase packs as small as 100 mL.

Did we mention that they offer different variants, too? Among others, they have a Chinese Soy Sauce variant which gives a stronger salty taste, fit for your homemade Chinese food.

As for its flavor, we think that it’s great for marinating meat because the taste definitely gives a kick to your food. However, it’s quite saltier compared to other soy sauce brands on this list. 

When consumed by itself, we also noticed that it can cause dryness in the mouth. Thus, we think it’s not the soy sauce brand for those who have easily irritated buds. 

We think it’s worth highlighting that their soy sauce contains 43% of sodium. Because of this, we don’t think they’re suitable for health-conscious and sodium-sensitive consumers. 

But for those who have a food business and need a constant supply of soy sauce, we think that Silver Swan is the way to go. 

Since you will be cooking in large batches, the flavor will already be in your food even by adding just a small quantity of soy sauce. As a result, you’ll get great-tasting food while saving quite a lot with this brand. 

2. Marca Piña

Marca Piña
Price RangePhp 6 - Php 159
Variants AvailableSoy Sauce, Calamansi Soy Sauce
Sizes100 mL, 100 mL, 2000 mL, 350 mL, 500 mL, 1000 mL ,1892 mL, 3785 mL

Marca Piña

Shopee Reviews Score4.9/5
Lazada Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Value for Money4.5/5
Compatibility with different dishes4.6/5


  • Website has a shop
  • Offers 8 different sizes
  • Made from hand-picked soybeans and sugar cane


  • Soy sauce is on the sour side
  • Subpar packaging

If you want to go for a natural but affordable soy sauce, we highly recommend Marca Piña.

It’s made from hand-picked soybeans and sugar canes that are processed to produce a rich-tasting soy sauce. We like that it doesn’t have any added MSG but still tastes flavorful.

Though they only have two variants, plain and calamansi, we think they’re notable for their well-balanced consistency. 

For us, their products are already good dip sauces themselves. Both have a medium-dark color that is not overly salty.

We’re amazed that it has a distinct Filipino soy sauce taste. We like that it’s not thick like Chinese soy sauces or sweet like Japanese soy sauces. 

Among the soy sauce brands on this list, this one offers the widest range of sizes, from 100 ml up to 3785 mL. It also has the cheapest small sizes, thus we think it’s great for those who are on a tight budget.

In terms of accessibility, we like that their website has an online shop. They are also available in leading grocery stores, which we think earns them extra points. 

However, we think that their soy sauce is on the sour side and upon the first try, it can be quite tangy. So if you prefer soy sauce that only tastes salty, then this might not be for you. 

In terms of packaging, we feel that Marca Piña is a bit lacking because the plastic bottles can easily be squeezed. Aside from that, some of their caps are loosely screwed on, which could result in accidental spilling. 

Overall, we think these lapses can be overlooked given the low price tag of their soy sauces. 

3. Kikkoman

Price RangePhp 41 - Php 381
Variants Available Green Label Less 43% Salt, Blue Label, Red Label, Sushi and Sashimi
Sizes100 mL, 150 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL, 600 mL, 1000 mL


Shopee Reviews Score4.9/5
Lazada Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.2/5
Score Consistency4.8/5
Value for Money4.8/5
Compatibility with different dishes5/5


  • Offers different variants
  • Has no artificial coloring


  • Some variants don’t have sachet versions
  • Expensive

For people who prefer soy sauce that comes in different variants, we think that Kikkoman is a good option. 

They offer several different variants that can be used in various dishes. They have the red label, blue label, green label, and sushi and sashimi variants.

We especially like their red label variant as it is a flavorful soy sauce good for basic Filipino dishes like adobo, bistek, and more. 

The green label, on the other hand, is notable for having 43% less salt. So if you’re not only cooking Asian dishes, we think that Kikkoman is a must-have because the taste gives a mellow and rich umami flavor. 

For those who want simple-tasting soy sauce, we recommend the blue label variant. It only has 4 basic ingredients, namely, ​​water, soybeans, wheat, and salt.

We also like that you can easily glaze your food with their soy sauce. In our tests, their soy sauce compliments both meat and vegetable dishes well.

Based on our observations, Kikkoman’s sushi and sashimi variants best complement dishes with fish. We think this is because they have a slightly milder taste than other variants. 

We‘re also glad that their soy sauce doesn’t have any artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or ingredients. 

However, they don’t have sachet versions of some of their variants. Hence, you may need to buy it in bigger sizes even if you only need a little amount of soy sauce. 

Nevertheless, if you have the extra budget, we think Kikkoman is a good purchase because its soy sauce variants are made entirely with natural ingredients and are naturally brewed.

4. Select

Price RangePhp 8 - Php 136
Variants AvailableSoy Sauce
Sizes200 mL, 1000 mL, 1 gallon


Shopee Reviews Score4.9/5
Lazada Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews4.8/5
Score Consistency4.5/5
Value for Money4.7/5
Compatibility with different dishes4.8/5


  • Affordable 
  • Has a mild salty taste


  • Only has one variant available
  • Darker compared to other soy sauce brands on this list

If you want the most affordable soy sauce brand, then Select is your top choice. 

Their one-gallon soy sauce only costs Php 136 which is way cheaper than other brands on this list. Hence, we recommend this for food businesses and those on a tight budget. 

Since it has a mild salty taste, we think that it’s best suitable as a dip for food like lomi, pares, dumplings, siomai, and more. 

If you are into grilling barbeque, their all-around soy sauce can also be used for coating and marinating. 

Even with a simple dish, we like that their soy sauce compliments other ingredients well. Since it isn’t tangy, we like that it doesn’t overpower the taste of your food compared to others.

Despite having no other soy sauce variant aside from its original flavor, we still think that Select is a good option because it goes well with a lot of viands and dips.

However, when used, we noticed that their soy sauce is darker than the others on this list.

When used to cook with pansit bihon, we observed that the noodles’ color turned dark brown. We also noticed that with other dishes like adobo, the soy sauce sometimes causes it to look burnt. 

Thus, we believe that this is not for those who are particular with the color of their food.

5. Bibliorganics

Price RangePhp 215 - Php 240
Variants AvailablePremium Soy Sauce, Soy Sauce with Calamansi
Sizes700 mL


Shopee Reviews Score5/5
Lazada Reviews Score5/5
Total Reviews3/5
Score Consistency4.9/5
Value for Money5/5
Compatibility with different dishes4.5/5


  • Non-GMO
  • Organic
  • Has naturally fermented soybeans


  • Expensive
  • Only available in 700 mL bottle
  • Not available in grocery stores

If you prefer organic soy sauce, we think that Bibliorganics is fit for you. We like that they use organic and non-GMO ingredients, suitable for those following a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. 

We believe that Bibliorganics is a great choice for vegans and anyone who places a high value on good nutrition.

We’re impressed that they use natural fermentation for their soy sauce and let the soybeans age naturally. As a result, oligosaccharides occur in their soy sauce which improves gut health. 

Added to this, the process used by Bibliorganics enables their soy sauce to encourage the growth of beneficial bacteria in the stomach. Thus, you can say that in the long run, it can aid with digestion and nutrient absorption.

However, compared to other brands, they don’t offer other sizes aside from its 700 mL bottles. 

Aside from that, it is also notably pricier than others, which is quite understandable given that the natural fermentation process takes quite a lot of time and effort. 

We were also disappointed that they aren’t easily accessible in grocery stores. Nevertheless, we still think that Bibliorganics is worthy to be in your kitchen because they’re a healthier option and their products taste similar to other commercial brands.

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