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The perfect soy sauce pot

November 10, 2010 |  6:00 am

Blog-soy sauce pot.jpg (1 of 1) Whenever I make the Chinese rice porridge congee, I bring out my white ceramic soy sauce pot for garnishing the rice. I just used it the other day, in fact. Iā€™m always struck by how perfectly this one works. Designed by Masahiro Mori in 1958, it is a classic. You control the flow by closing the hole on the lid with your finger as you pour. 

Available from Tortoise General Store in Venice, the G-Soy Sauce Pot is $20, and comes in either white, black or celadon green.

For a congee recipe, see the story I wrote in May called ā€œCooking Up a Craving for Congeeā€.

Tortoise General Store, 1208 Abbot Kinney Drive, Venice; (310) 314-8448; www.tortoisegeneralstore.com.

--S. Irene Virbila

Photo by S. Irene Virbila