(in Chinese cookery) a sweet spicy reddish-brown sauce made from soya beans, sugar, vinegar, and garlicAlso called: Peking sauce

Word Origin for hoisin

C20: from Cantonese
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Contemporary Examples of hoisin

  • If you have a taste for Asian flare, combine soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame seeds, and peanut oil.

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    Snack Mixes That Won't Bite Back

    Stacey Slate

    December 29, 2009