bean paste

Definition

Food

  • A variety of seasonings made from yellow or black dried soya beans, softened, fermented with an added culture, salted and dried or mixed with brine. Sometimes other grains or pulses are added. They keep well, are strongly flavoured and are used in Japanese, Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisines. The important ones are yellow bean sauce, black bean sauce, chilli bean paste, Hoisin sauce, hot black bean sauce, Dhwen-jang, soya bean paste, sweet bean paste and miso.
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