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Hoisin Sauce: Flavorful Chinese Dipping & Stir Fry Sauce

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Hoisin sauce is a thick and very flavorful sauce that is often used as a dipping sauce, a glaze for meats, or a stir fry pan sauce in Chinese cooking.

Hoisin sauce is similar to a barbecue-style sauce, with its dark color, thick consistency, and sweet and tangy flavors. It is not quite as sweet and tangy as sweet and sour sauce though.

what is hoisin sauce

It is commonly used in Cantonese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an ingredient in stir fries, or as a dipping sauce. It has a dark appearance and a sweet and salty flavor.

Despite regional variations, hoisin sauce typically contains soybeans, fennel, red chili peppers, and garlic.

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