5 Must-Have Asian Condiments and Sauces
If there’s one thing that many Asian cuisines have in common, it’s their delicious sauces and condiments. Sweet, tangy, fishy, salty or sour – whatever flavour you’re looking to add to your fresh meals, there’s something to suit. These are five favourite Asian condiments and sauces that should be stocked in every corner store!
Amoy Soy Sauce
Of course, soy sauce needs to be on the list of top Asian sauces and condiments. While dark soy sauce is richer and thinker, which helps to add a perfect golden brown colour on any meat and vegetables, light soy sauce is designed to enhance any dishes with aroma and flavour. Amoy’s products are naturally brewed without any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives for a genuine flavour. Add a splash to rice dishes or combine it with meat or fish for a lovely light marinade.
Amoy Hoi Sin Sauce
If you’re after a thick and satisfying sauce for roasting or marinating, reach for the hoi sin sauce. This Chinese sauce has a perfect balance of saltiness and sweetness, made from a mixture of soy beans, red chillies, spices and garlic. It is essential as a marinade in classical dishes such as Cantonese Roast Duck, Char Siu Roasted Pork and Barbecued Pork Spare Ribs etc. It is also used for a number of seafood and chicken dishes, and of course many restaurants use it to serve with the famous Peking Duck for an unforgettable flavour combination
Uni Eagle Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce
Sriracha chilli sauce can be used on and in almost anything, so no wonder it has become somewhat of a pop culture icon! The Thai sauce is created from sun ripened chillies, vinegar, garlic, salt and sugar, and it adds the perfect firey hit to any dish you like. Mix it into aioli for a delicious gourmet burger, add it to a vegetable and noodle stir fry or pop some into your broths for some extra spiciness.
Amoy White Rice Vinegar
Amoy White rice vinegar can be used for a myriad of mouth-watering dishes. It’s a mild type of vinegar and slightly sweeter than its white or brown grain counterpart. It is an indispensable ingredient for making Sweet & Sour dishes. Try is for pickling red & green peppers, ginger and cucumber or as a dressing for cold dishes, both meat and vegetables. As such, it should be a staple in every household pantry.
Aroy-D Sweet Chilli Sauce
Sweet chilli sauce has long been a favourite Asian seasoning and it goes on everything from easy chicken and tofu stir fries to potato wedges. It’s used in all types of cuisines from Afghanistan to Australian, and it is this wonderful diversity that earns it its spot on many restaurant tables. Pair it with some fresh king prawns and a crunchy green salad, or make yourself some homemade vegetable samosas and start dipping…