OMG. Check out the advice on the front of this bottle of Soy Sauce by a well-known brand.
At which point were they going to mention the massive sodium content? This kind of thing makes me worry. People who don’t cook much do a lot of potentially meal-ruining things, and this is the kind of half-advice that doesn’t help that propensity.
My antidote to the potential disaster (and sure, soy does add a certain sweet umami to the overall dish) is to use soy (and other flavour-enhancing products) in the following way: a few drips, simmer meal for a minute or so, taste. Repeat as necessary.
I use it primarily in place of salt in noodles and stir fries. You’re warned.