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Hoisin Sauce

Hoisin Sauce
Article Number : 10.010.051
Unit/Weight : 397Gr
Brand : LKK
Country : Hong Kong

Hoisin sauce is a Chinese dipping sauce. The word hoisin is a Romanization of the Chinese word for seafood as pronounced in Cantonese.

Peking-style hoisin sauce ingredients include starches such as sweet potato, wheat or rice, and water, sugar, soybeans, white distilled vinegar, salt, garlic, red chili peppers, and sometimes preservatives or coloring agents. Traditionally, hoisin sauce is made using toasted mashed soy beans. Despite the literal meaning, hoisin sauce does not contain seafood, nor is it typically used with it.

The Chinese use hoisin sauce as a glaze for meats and as a condiment. Hoisin is a reddish-brown sauce that's salty, sweet, and spicy.

 Hoisin sauce is made from soybean paste, garlic, chilies, and various spices, and can contain sugar and vinegar.

 Hoisin sauce is also sometimes called Peking sauce, because it's used in making Peking duck.

 Hoisin is a great glaze for meat and fish. A little dab of hoisin sauce also gives extra flavor to stir-fry and noodle dishes.

 It used to be that hoisin sauce could only be found in specialty markets or in a Chinese market. However with the expansion of Asian foods and other international cuisines, hoisin sauce is now readily available in most major grocery stores. Look for it it in the international foods section.