Definition of hoisin in English:

hoisin

Syllabification: hoi·sin
Pronunciation: /ˈhoisin, hoiˈsin
 
/
(also hoisin sauce)

noun

  • A sweet, spicy, dark red sauce made from soybeans, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and various spices, widely used in southern Chinese cooking.
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    • Combine the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, hoisin, sugar, vinegar, and wine/sherry in a small bowl, cover it, and set it aside.
    • A wide range of spicy sauces like chilly bean sauce, hoisin sauce and garlic oyster sauce are a must with the food and accompaniments like steamed/fried rice and mixed hakka noodles.
    • Add the snap peas, broth, oranges, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and green onions.

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