char, tamari is a darker, thicker version of soy sauce, a Japanese type condiment, have you looked in the ethnic section of your supermarket? And Hoisin sauce would be located there as well, as you say, using in Asian recipes. I have some in my pantry that I use and I buy it at the commissary (military store) on post. There is are substitue recipes online for making your own Hoisin sauce, but not sure how close they would come to the real thing. Connie
Char here is a site that has several Chinese sauce recipes for you to check out, including a jazzed up hoisin sauce and reg. Hoisin sauce, sweet and sour sauce, duck sauce, peanut sauce that many Asia recipes call for and if it is hard to find in your area it might be helpful. Good luck, Connie
I found this....
Hoisin Sauce Substitute
Another common Chinese condiment. This one can be used to add flavor to any stir fry as well as in barbecue sauces and other uses.
1 c Soy Sauce Substitute1 cl Garlic1 Dried Red Pepper,Crumbled2 T Low Sodium Catsup1 T Water,Boiling1 t Dried Orange Peel1 t Sesame Oil
In a bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. In a second bowl combine remaining ingredients. Let stand 15 minutes. Pour into soy sauce mixture. blending thoroughly. Pour into jars. Cover and refrigerate.
Yield: 18 Servings
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-------- ------------ -------------------------------- 4 tb Soy sauce,(dark/light/usual) 2 tb Peanut butter/black bean pas 1 tb Honey/molasses 2 ts White vinegar 1/8 ts Garlic powder 2 ts Sesame seed oil 20 dr Chinese-style hot sauce 1/8 ts Pepper Mix all together in a bowl.
I have found it at Superstore. Do you have a Superstore in PG?
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Thanks Redawna, been meaning to make a visit to Superstore in PG, now it's on my to-look-for list!
Most of these items are usually found in the Asian Food section most grocery stores. I have also found hoisin sauce online at www.asianfoodgrocer.com . That are try finding an Asian Food Store in your area.
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