hoisin sauce

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Etymology[edit]

Partial calque of Cantonese 海鮮醬海鲜酱 (hoi2 sin1 zoeng3, literally “seafood sauce”). (Note the sauce itself does not contain any seafood ingredients.)

Noun[edit]

hoisin sauce (uncountable)

  1. A thick, pungent, dark, sweet and salty sauce made from soy, garlic and chili, used in Chinese cooking.

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