Chinese Pantry

Foundations of Flavor

Here are some standard Chinese items that are a great way to start your Chinese pantry for everyday cooking.

It is important that you never purchase, for example, Hoisin sauce that has high fructose corn syrup. Its not natural, and I don’t think the founder of the sauce had corn syrup in his mind when he was making it in China.

For now, I’m just going to list the items and save the descriptions for future post.

  1. Soy sauce
  2. Dark soy sauce
  3. Shaoxing rice wine
  4. White wine vinegar
  5. White sugar
  6. Sesame oil
  7. Hoisin sauce
  8. Oyster sauce
  9. Dried red chillies
  10. Holy Trinity: garlic, ginger, and scallions
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