The Story of
Black Bean Soy Sauce
The stove has been working nights and days for six decades. "Wood-fired", the most ordinary way of cooking in the past has become the precious memories nowadays.
Yu-Ding-Shing was established in 1958. However, a new brand like us was difficult to survive under the harsh condition in the early days in Taiwan. The original brand "Yu(玉,jade)-Ding(鼎,stove)-Shing(興,prosperity)" wasn't doing that well during the period. Our great grandfather convinced that it was the brand name to blame because "Yu" jade is unbearable to fire. How can you put jade on the top of the Ding(鼎), which symbolizes fire? As time goes by, the third generation took over the business and finally changed its name to Yu(御,Royal), Ding(鼎,Stove), Shing(興,prosperity).
The Growth of Yu-Ding-Shing
We didn't own a factory, or a pantry for ceramic urns, wood, and soy sauce in the past, so we rented different storage space making sure all materials were properly stored. We didn't even think about having a place of our own during that time.
And now finally we have our own place. Without the exhaustion of transporting stuff between places, we no longer worried about storage and officially settle down. Recently we are working on getting higher standard of hygiene. We hope that Yu(Royal)-Ding(Stove)-Shing (prosperity) wasn't just a brand but a trustworthy friend with customers.
Keep Doing What We Have Done is Our Way of Innovation
We always believe that what others don't do is the opportunity for us. Making black bean sauce by wood-fired and slow brewing are very time consuming. It might sound silly that we have done this way for sixty years.
In average, we produce 10 pots of soy sauce per month, which can provide 600 families to use. Nearly 2.3 million of people tried our black bean sauce already. As a small factory we are proud of what we have achieved. Following the old method is our way to make it work!
The Art of Making Soy Sauce
A lot of people might ask "What's the difference between your black bean sauce and the others?" I would tell them instantly that the strength of Yu-Ding-Shing is taking care of all the procedure. Starting from choosing the black bean, aging fermentation, till very last stage of wood firing the soy sauce, we do all the processes by our own. By doing this, Yu Ding Shing would purely like to provide customers the products of best quality, and simply tasty.