Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hoisin sauce

Hoisin sauce, or Haixian Sauce, also called suckling pig sauce, is a Chinese dipping sauce. The word ''Hoisin'' is a romanization of the word "" as pronounced in . Mandarin-style Hoisin sauce ingredients include water, sugar, soybeans, white distilled vinegar, rice, salt, wheat flour, garlic, and red chili peppers, and several preservatives and coloring agents. Traditionally, Hoisin sauce is made using sweet potato. Despite the literal meaning of "seafood," ''Hoisin'' sauce does not contain fish. It is similar to the sweet noodle sauce made from fermented soybeans, but has the added ingredients of garlic, vinegar, and chili peppers. Additionally, it tastes less pungent than sweet noodle sauce.



For a number of Chinese cuisine dishes, it is used for Peking duck, spring rolls, mu shu pork, popiah and .


Hoisin sauce is also a popular condiment for ph?, and for glazing broiled chicken.

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