The Chinese Pantry

These ingredients offer authentic flavor for Chinese cooking. You can find many of them in large supermarkets, and all of them in an Asian grocery.

Hoisin Sauce
Lee Harrelson

Hoisin Sauce

Made from soybeans, sugar, garlic, Chinese five-spice powder, and chiles, this thick sauce lends sweet flavor and a reddish hue to stir-fries and other dishes.

View Recipe: Hoisin Pork and Snow Pea Stir-Fry

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