hoisin sauce

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EtymologyEdit

From Chinese Cantonese 海鮮海鲜 (hoi2 sin1), "seafood" + sauce. (Note the sauce itself does not contain any seafood ingredients.)

NounEdit

hoisin sauce ‎(uncountable)

  1. A thick, pungent sauce made from soy, garlic and chili which is sweet and salty in taste and darkly coloured in appearance and used in Chinese cooking.

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