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March 23, 2013

The Pantry Quiz #27

The Pantry Quiz

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This popular pantry condiment is made from sweet potato, fermented soybeans, sesame seeds, garlic, chile pepper, wheat flour, salt and sugar. What is it?

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Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.

[Last week's answer: The table salt contains more sodium by volume.]

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Comments

Soy Sauce, of course I have it!

Maybe hoisin (sp?) sauce. Like the flavor but have only used as a dip'in sauce. My other thought is in might be another sauce used in other ethnic foods like Thai food but not sure what that would be.

I'd have to say it's a Teriyaki Sauce, which I have on hand all of the time.

I was also thinking of hoisin or tamari or some kind of soy sauce. The sweet potato ingredient is puzzling.

This IS puzzling.. i would have to go with some kind of Hoisin sauce as a guess?

I was thinking Hoisin as well. I have had it in my pantry/refrigerator in the past, but do not have any currently.

I'm guessing hoisin, as I'm too lazy to get up and look at the ingredients on the bottle I have in the cabinet.

The hoisin sauce in your pantry has those ingredients... the one on my cupboard shelf is made from soy bean, wheat flour, salt, sugar, chili, caramel, vinegar, tomato paste, garlic, lemon juice, prune juice. We should have a tasting!

I see hoisin suggestions, but I always thought hoisin had plums, not sweet potatoes. I mean, the jar says plum sauce if I recall correctly. So I'm thinking it must be something else.

I'm in the hoisin camp.

Wow, hoisin sauce - who knew it had sweet potatoes? I searched your blog and found Lee Kum Kee hoisin sauce, but I was sure *my* hoisin sauce (Panda Brand) was different - but no, it too has sweet potatoes, as well as the other ingredients you list! Fun question, Lydia!

Just a tip: Hoisin is also known as "oyster sauce". you'll find it labelled on Lee Kum Kee and those of other brands but of course if you google it, it'll tell you that hoisin isnt made of oyster, but rather an "extract" to give it its taste. 'hoisin' in itself is a direct translation from chinese for 'Oyster' (the pronunciation is a tiny bit different, but its basically the same idea). hope that helps most of you as oyster sauce is considered like a basic must-have in homes in the part of the world where i live :)

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