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Monday, 9 December 2019

A short Visit To A Soya Sauce And Taucu Factory, Gopeng

Sometime in September this year, we had visitors from Hong Kong and Seremban (south of Kuala Lumpur). Hubby and I were recruited to play tour guides to these friends because they wanted to visit the areas around Gopeng and Lawan Kuda. After visiting the Gaharu Tea Valley, we were on our way to Lawan Kuda for lunch. We happened to pass by this soya sauce factory in Gopeng. This was a great opportunity to stop and visit because except for my hubby, none of us have been here before.
This is a family owned soya sauce factory.
Everything is done in the old traditional method.
Snapshots of newspaper cuttings of articles written on this factory.
Featured both in English and Chinese newspapers.
Price list on the wall.
Open air drying of the soya beans under the sun.
Every morning the glazed pots will be uncovered for the sunning process.
For those of us who are so used to modern methods, we might be wary of this primitive method of soya sauce production.
The pots of beans are placed in rows in front of the small factory.
Some pots were covered and some uncovered.
This is how the beans look like in the early stage. 
They are placed in a single row.
After sunning, the beans turned to this dark colour.
The sunning process continues.
The storage bottles and caps are left to dry in the open.
We thanked the owners for the visit and we left without buying anything.
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Then we drove on to Lawan Kuda for our lunch.
Steamed tofu topped with crispy fried garlic and dried prawns.
Paku Pakis stir fried with spicy sambal paste.
We ordered snakehead fish (san yu).
The meat cooked "koon poh" style with dried chilies, onions, and sauce.
The bony parts cooked in soup with herbs and Chinese cooking wine.
After lunch, we walked across the road to this Cendol stall by the roadside to enjoy a bowl of sweet dessert with ice shaving.
Tourists from far and near.
Then we drove to the neighbouring Kopisan village for our tourists to take some snapshots of the wall murals. 
These murals are painted on the back walls of the row of shops.
The name of the village is Kopisan meaning Coffee Hill.
These days, we don't see any coffee plants.
Here ended our half day tour in Gopeng and Lawan Kuda.

But the good man - what a different story!

For the good man - the blameless, the upright, the man of peace -

he has a wonderful future ahead of him.

for him there is a happy ending.

(Psalm 37:37, The Living Bible-TLB)

46 comments:

  1. ...looks like a rather lowtech operation!

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  2. I knew nothing about making soy sauce, so this is very interesting! Would you eat soy sauce made this way? Which kind do you eat,this kind or the modern kind? I like the murals!

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    1. I have bought and used this before. Nowadays, I usually buy from those made from factories from my local stores which is more convenient.

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  3. Looks like a very fun experience!

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  4. That is very interesting about how the beans are done to make sauce - rather like soy sauce.
    Lovely photo of the ladies.
    Murals are looking nice too.

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  5. Great post :) have a lovely week :)

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  6. When i was a kid, I used to visit soy sauce/taucu factory every CNY coz my aunt owns one at her backyard (yea, a huge backyard coz it is a kampung land). It's much bigger than this as it occupies a few houses' land. Unfortunately the factory has now shifted after the majlis perbandaran forbids the operation.

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    1. This factory has been operating for many years and don't know when they will upgrade to high tech operation.

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  7. Bardzo ciekawa jest ta wytwórnia sosu sojowego . Dziękuję za możliwość jej zobaczenia. Miłego dnia:)

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  8. Very educational tour to the soy sauce and taucu factory. It is an eye opener. The wall murals are so colourful and interesting.

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    1. This is my first visit to a traditional soy sauce factory.

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  9. I've often wondered how they made soy sauce. This early method is very interested. I know that today machines are used but I enjoyed the old method. THanks Nancy.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Most of these have upgraded to high tech machines in factories.

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  10. How fun. I would have enjoyed this tour.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Nancy. ♥

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  11. Thank you - this was fascinating. I never had any idea how soya sauce is made.

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  12. Interesting post, thanks for the info. Cheers Diane

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  13. You all didn't buy any because you all prefer the modern method of making taocu?

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    1. I have bought and try the soy sauce from this place before. I didn't buy because I still have a full bottle of soy sauce and I normally do not stock up on soy sauce.

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  14. I so enjoyed seeing the soya place...amazing difference in the beans' color.

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    1. Interesting to see how the soy sauce is processed.

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  16. It looks like such a nice outing, i would enjoy watching how soya sauce is made.

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    1. Thank you, Mimi. Next, I would love to visit one using high tech machines.

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  17. Muy interesante Nancy. Un beso.

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  18. That’s interesting, traditional and natural process of making soya sauce! Love the murals on coffee hill

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  19. The glazed pots are quite a sight to see.

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  20. Oh but you were not tempted to buy even one bottle to try?

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    1. Not tempted because I have bought before and there is no urgent need to buy.

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