hoisin sauce

hoi·​sin sauce | \ ˈhȯi-ˌsin- How to pronounce hoisin sauce (audio) , ˌhȯi-ˈsin- \

Definition of hoisin sauce

: a thick reddish sauce of soybeans, spices, and garlic used in east Asian cookery

Examples of hoisin sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Canned mushrooms, bamboo shoots, hoisin sauce and chili-garlic sauce compose the filling that goes into frozen dumpling wrappers. Washington Post, 28 Jan. 2022 The remaining soybeans from the tanks will then be used to make products like hoisin sauce and soy paste. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 4 Jan. 2022 Add the hoisin sauce and mirin and bring to a simmer. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 19 Nov. 2021 Look for hoisin sauce next to the soy sauce at your favorite grocery store. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 19 Nov. 2021 In a separate bowl, whisk together peanut butter, broth, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar and sriracha sauce. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 18 Sep. 2021 Strada Street Cuisine also serves sandwiches served on handmade brioche buns, like eggplant katsu topped with shredded cabbage, scallions, Japanese mayonnaise and hoisin sauce. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 26 Aug. 2021 Independent restaurateurs across the country are hawking everything from jars of hoisin sauce to salty snacks on their websites. New York Times, 21 June 2021 In a small bowl, whisk together oil, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, water, gingerroot and garlic. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, 6 June 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hoisin sauce

1957, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hoisin sauce

Chinese (Guangdong) hóisīn-jeung, literally, seafood sauce

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“Hoisin sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hoisin%20sauce. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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