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HOISIN SAUCE is a thick, pungent sauce commonly used in Chinese cuisine as a glaze for meat, an addition to stir fries, or as dipping sauce . It is darkly colored in appearance and sweet and salty in taste. Although regional variants exist, hoisin sauce usually includes soy beans, red chillies and garlic. Vinegar, Chinese five spice
Chinese five spice
and sugar are also commonly added. The word hoisin (海鮮, Cantonese
Cantonese
: hoi2 sin1 Mandarin : hǎixiān) is Chinese for seafood , but the sauce does not contain any seafood ingredients.

CONTENTS

* 1 Ingredients

* 2 Regional

* 2.1 Chinese cuisine
Chinese cuisine
* 2.2 Vietnamese cuisine

* 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

INGREDIENTS

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.

REGIONAL

CHINESE CUISINE

Hoisin sauce
Hoisin sauce
on a Peking duck
Peking duck
wrap

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

VIETNAMESE CUISINE

In Vietnamese, hoisin sauce is called "tương đen". It is a popular condiment for phở , a Vietnamese noodle soup. However, as a condiment, it is primarily used in Southern style phở. Hoisin sauce is not served alongside Northern style phở. 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
Sriracha sauce
or "tương đỏ". The hoisin sauce is also used to make dipping sauce for Vietnamese spring rolls and other dishes similar to spring/summer rolls. In cooking, it can be used for glazing broiled chicken.

SEE ALSO

* Duck sauce
Duck sauce
* List of dips * List of sauces * Plum sauce * Siu haau sauce , primary Chinese BBQ sauce * Soy sauce
Soy sauce
* Sweet and sour sauce

REFERENCES

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

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