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Chinese | Lee's Hoisin Sauce

Updated on November 3, 2018

I never thought of making my own Hoisin Sauce, but I'm really glad I did and much prefer it over store bought.

Yield: about 1 cup


1 tablespoon neutral oil (like canola, grapeseed, or avocado)

1 large garlic clove, minced

1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

1/2 cup red miso paste

1/2 cup good-quality maple syrup

2 tablespoons rice vinegar



Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and five-spice powder and cook for about 30 seconds, or until wonderfully fragrant. Whisk in the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and cook, whisking or stirring constantly, for 3 to 4 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Let the sauce cool before using. It keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days.


(Ref. "Lee's Hoisin Sauce" recipe, It's All Good, page 275.)