Considered as one of the oldest condiments in Chinese culinary history, douchi or fermented black soybeans has found its way in the local cuisines of Far Eastern countries and Chinese diaspora communities. In Korea, their black bean sauce is made from roasted soybeans and is called chunjang. In Cambodia, it’s referred to as seang and is commonly used with a fermented salted fish dish called prahok. Filipinos and Vietnamese call this sauce tausi or tau xi respectively where it’s also often used with steamed fish.
Not to be confused with black turtle beans from Central and South America, douchi is made from fermenting and salting black soybeans. The sauce itself is easy to make, but the best part is that there is also a wide variety of easy recipes that you can cook with it.
Its briny and almost bittersweet flavors are so distinct yet so versatile and universally loved that it would be a mistake not to have this in your pantries. Since it takes a saltier taste than your usual food seasonings, a little goes a long way.
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