Awesome sauce - family-run factory's soya brews

From left: Madam Tan Poh Choo, 63, a sauce master; Mr Ken Koh, 36; and Madam Ng Soh Lian, 94. The family-run Nanyang Sauce Factory, which has roots dating back to 1959, continues to pursue and uphold authentic soya sauce making traditions. Madam Ng,
From left: Madam Tan Poh Choo, 63, a sauce master; Mr Ken Koh, 36; and Madam Ng Soh Lian, 94. The family-run Nanyang Sauce Factory, which has roots dating back to 1959, continues to pursue and uphold authentic soya sauce making traditions. Madam Ng, who is Mr Koh's grandmother, still bottles and labels the brews daily. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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Trucks rattling along roads in Jurong bearing trays of local produce, such as eggs and bottles of soya sauce, are a common sight.

Jurong is after all one of the few production zones in Singapore where factories, run by many a Singaporean hand, are churning out food products and other essentials - a rarity in land-scarce Singapore and even more needed in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 20, 2020, with the headline Awesome sauce - family-run factory's soya brews. Subscribe