hoisin sauce

Definitions

Food

  • A sweet thick red-brown sauce made from fermented soya beans, sugar, garlic, five spices and a little chilli and coloured with annatto. Used with roast pork and poultry as a condiment or to glaze the meat as it is being roasted so as to give it a rich red chestnut colour.

Travel

  • noun a thick dark sweet and spicy sauce made from fermented soya beans and used to flavour Chinese dishes
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