We continue our series of gluten-free condiments, gluten-free salsas, pickles, and relishes, and gluten-free BBQ and hot sauces, with this list of East and South East Asian Gluten-Free Sauces. These are those flavour-packed sauces and condiments that are used in some of your favourite East and South East Asian dishes. Unfortunately, extra caution needs to be taken with them if you have gluten (or soy) sensitivities.
The best rule of thumb is to only use sauces that state they are gluten-free on the label. Be careful not to confuse “wheat-free” with “gluten-free” because they are two different classifications. For example, a sauce can have “wheat-free” on the label but the ingredients can still contain “autolyzed yeast extract” which is made from barley and is not gluten-free.
Although we have done preliminary vetting of these brands, we encourage you to READ ALL LABELS. We cannot stress that enough in particular with this list of sauces because recipes can change depending on where the product is manufactured. Also, gluten can sometimes be hidden behind words like:
- autolyzed yeast extract (barley)
- yeast extract (barley)
- Soy Sauce (wheat)
- Caramel (wheat)
If you find/know information about any of the products on this list that is contrary to our information, please leave us a comment letting us know so we can do further investigation and update the list accordingly (if necessary)
Ok. So, with all warnings heeded, let’s get to the list.
East and South East Asian Gluten-Free Sauces
Liquid aminos are cooking seasonings that look and taste very similar to soy sauce. They can be made from either soybeans or coconut sap and are naturally gluten-free, so they work for a gluten-free diet.
Chili Sauce or Paste
Stir Fry/Cooking Sauce
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Thai Curry Sauce or Paste
Wan Ja Shan Organic Ponzu Sauce
We hope this list helps lift your next Asian-inspired meal to another level. You can check out our other gluten-free food lists to help you make even more safe food choices:
- Gluten-Free Condiment List: The BBQ Sauce, Worcestershire, and Hot Sauce Edition
- Gluten-Free Condiment List: The Relish, Pickles, Salsa, and More Edition.
- Ultimate Gluten-Free Chocolate List
- Ultimate Gluten-Free Candy List
Do you regularly cook with any of these East and South East Asian Gluten-Free Sauces? If so, which one(s) do you use? Please share your favourites in the comments so we can all benefit from your experience 😊