Duck sauce is a translucent sweet and sour orange condiment used in some Chinese-American restaurants. It may be used as a dip for deep-fried dishes such as duck, chicken, fish, spring rolls, egg rolls, or with rice or noodles. . It may be made of apricots, plums, peaches, sugar, vinegar ginger or chilis. It is rarely, if ever, used in traditional Chinese cooking.
Due to fruit content it may be called "plum sauce", which is confusing because plum sauce is a common name for the authentically Chinese Hoisin Sauce — a powerful , thick, dark sweet condiment which does not have fruit, and which is used in stir-frys and marinades, as well as for dipping .