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Chinese Black Bean Sauce

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I've always loved Chinese dishes enhanced with fermented Black Bean sauce: Beef & Broccoli, Green Beans, Chow Foon Noodles...the list could go on.

Has anybody seen Black Bean sauce for sale in any Thai grocery stores or in Chinatown?  How is it referred to locally?

I did find fermented soybeans in my local Max Value and the flavor is similar but some genuine Black Bean sauce would be a treat.

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ID: 3   Posted (edited)

Thanks Briggsy for the speedy reply and Tops link.  I'll be enjoying it by tomorrow night.

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if you cant find any,i use tesco's fermented soy bean and thick dark soy.

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I did find fermented soybeans in my local Max Value and the flavor is similar but some genuine Black Bean sauce would be a treat.

 

Makro (Samui) sell black bean paste at 70 Baht but it is a nightmare finding fermented black beans here and you need both. It should be noted that this paste is very very rich because it is a base ingredient rather than a premade (use the whole pack) sauce. I heaped teaspoon is enough for a dish so it goes a long way. I press the whole pack into an ice tray and put them into a bag after freezing.

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On 30/11/2016 at 1:38 PM, Briggsy said:

 

I suspect this is not the kind of black bean sauce that the OP is looking for.  That brand has two versions, one is a liquid (a substitute for soy sauce), and one is thick (a substitute for oyster sauce).  However, mixing then with fermented black beans would probably be OK.

 

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It's not the sauce is after. I have looked everywhere.  I did find a packet at Tops that had the correct sauce in it.

Don't waste your time and money on the other stuff. it does not taste anything like the fermented ground black beans that they use in those dishs.

 

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It's not the sauce is after. I have looked everywhere.  I did find a packet at Tops that had the correct sauce in it.
Don't waste your time and money on the other stuff. it does not taste anything like the fermented ground black beans that they use in those dishs.
 

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ID: 9   Posted (edited)

You should also play around with the Korean sauces readily available here. They come in different sized tubs. red, brown and green. The brown one is pretty much a flavored miso paste.

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On 12/27/2016 at 10:40 AM, NickJ said:

You should also play around with the Korean sauces readily available here. They come in different sized tubs. red, brown and green. The brown one is pretty much a flavored miso paste.

 

The Korean ones are not close to what the OP is looking for.

Lee Kum Kee does make black bean sauce in a jar, but not sure if they are available in Thailand.

 

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It's not the sauce is after. I have looked everywhere.  I did find a packet at Tops that had the correct sauce in it.
Don't waste your time and money on the other stuff. it does not taste anything like the fermented ground black beans that they use in those dishs.
 

Found it also at Central Food Hall at Siam Paragon.
Btw is this sauce also used in Mapo Tofu?

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Found it also at Central Food Hall at Siam Paragon.
Btw is this sauce also used in Mapo Tofu?

Definitely not.
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7 minutes ago, CLW said:

Btw is this sauce also used in Mapo Tofu?

I don't think so because I think the sauce used in Mabo Tofu is more of a Tamarind based sauce, however you can buy the sauce already in packets certainly in Big C and I think I've seen it in Tesco Lotus as well........... I love making this with pork mince and tofu and I add some sweet chili sauce to it just before it finishes cooking!!

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