Hoisin sauce

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Hoisin sauce
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese海鲜
Traditional Chinese海鮮
Literal meaningseafood sauce
Vietnamese name
Vietnamesetương đen
Literal meaningblack sauce
 
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Hoisin sauce
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese海鲜
Traditional Chinese海鮮
Literal meaningseafood sauce
Vietnamese name
Vietnamesetương đen
Literal meaningblack sauce
A bottle of Hoisin sauce

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

Ingredients[edit]

Peking-style hoisin sauce ingredients include starches such as sweet potato, wheat or rice, and water, sugar, soybeans, sesame seeds, 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. Neither does it contain plums, even though it is frequently misidentified as plum sauce.

Regional[edit]

Chinese cuisine[edit]

A number of Chinese cuisine dishes such as spring rolls, mu shu pork, popiah, Peking duck and barbecued pork use the sauce. It is especially common in Cantonese cuisine flavoring.[1]

Vietnamese cuisine[edit]

In Vietnamese, hoisin sauce is called "tương đen". It is a popular condiment for phở, a Vietnamese noodle soup; the sauce can be directly added into a bowl of phở at the table, or can be used as a side dip for the meat of phở dishes. In phở, hoisin is typically accompanied by Sriracha sauce or "tương đỏ". The hoisin sauce is also used to make dipping sauce for Vietnamese spring rolls (American)/summer rolls (British) and other dishes similar to spring/summer rolls. In cooking, it can be used for glazing broiled chicken.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xinhuanet.com. "Xinhuanet.com." 唐宮海鮮舫 . Retrieved on 2009-08-02.

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