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Oyster Sauce

Oyster Sauce

Made In: Hong Kong  Capacity: 2.2 kg  Quantity Per A Package: 6  Kosher: not kosher

Catalog Number: 1-6024

A condiment originating in China, where it was first made at the end of the 19th century. Oyster sauce is made of oyster extract thickened by starch and seasoned with sugar, salt and other spices. The sauce is dark brown, and boasts umami flavor (the fifth flavor, common in ripe cheeses, fermented sausages, soy sauce, seaweed and more) and a mix of mild sweetness and saltiness. Oyster sauce is a fundamental ingredient in Chinese cuisine, as well as in Vietnamese, Thai and Cambodian cuisine, where it was brought by Chinese immigrants. Today, the sauce is made in several countries, and its flavor profile differs slightly in each. It can be used as a main ingredient in a sauce or in many dishes.