South Korean umami brand is here

Yondu is a South Korean  plant-based seasoning sauce made out of umami rich vegetables, and loved by Michelin Star Chefs, Yondu ( It’s now here in the UK, encouraging Brits to integrate cooking with the ‘Joy of Veg’.   

The 100 per cent plant-based sauce is made from a three-month slow fermentation process of organic, protein-rich soybeans blended with a simmered seven vegetable broth making it unique . 

Yondu has already received global praise from renowned Michelin Starred Chef José Andrés and Michelin Starred Chef Quique Dacosta.   

Adding just a few teaspoons of Yondu to broths, soups, stir-fries and any other everyday meal, is said to be a quick and easy way to give a boost of flavour and balance to dishes. 

Additionally, it’s a great plant-based alternative for bouillon, concentrated stock, or fish sauce and can be added to recipes at any stage of the cooking process.   

Yondu has been created by Sempio, a family-run South Korean food company established in 1946. Three generations on from its humble beginnings of being the first company in Korea to start developing plant-based fermented specialities, Sempio has stayed true to its founder’s philosophy of only creating food products that he would want his children eating every day. 

Vegetable consumption in South Korea is also among the highest in the world and its products have become an essential household brand in Korean cuisine to add flavour and taste to dishes.  

Yondu is available to purchase via its UK website and Amazon, retailing at £6.88 for 275ml. Visit for cooking inspiration.  

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