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Chinese Douchi - Fermented Black Beans - 16 Oz Bag Each

4.1 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Contains soy sauce that has Wheat flour (cereals containing gluten)
  • Ingredients: BLACK SOYBEANS, SALT, ginger, orange peel, spices & soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat flour)
  • Allergen warning: Contains soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat flour).
  • Paste made from fermented beans is a wonderful sauce. Finely chop and add to fish or meat dishes
  • Best Yanjian Douchi Chinese black bean, great for Chinese cooking

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  • Chinese Douchi - Fermented Black Beans - 16 Oz Bag Each
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  • Sichuan / Pixian / Pi Xian Broad Bean Paste 16OZ (454g)
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  • Peppercorns, Szechuan - 8 Oz
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Product Description

Douchi is made by fermenting and salting soybeans. The process turns the beans black, soft, and mostly dry. The flavor is sharp, pungent, and spicy in smell, with a taste that is salty and somewhat bitter and sweet.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 4 x 1 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B003K3KOM8
  • UPC: 734765083885
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,873 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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Ingredients

Ingredients: BLACK SOYBEANS, SALT, ginger, orange peel, spices & soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, wheat flour).

Directions

BLACK SOYBEANS, SALT (contains soybeans), ginger, spices & wheat flour)

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I had never cooked with fermented black beans before but I had seen them in several Thai and Chinese recipes. For this price, I thought I'd give it a try. Now I won't be without it. It lasts forever, a little goes a long way, and combined with Sichuan peppercorns, really packs a flavor punch. Highly recommend for stir fries. Use your food processor to grind up a teaspoon or two then toss with garlic into your oiled wok before adding anything else. Yum.
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I miss the shrimp & lobster sauce I ordered at restaurants when I lived in Maryland. Moving to NC, the first place I ordered shrimp & lobster sauce at, I was so disappointed with the lack of flavor, a white bland sauce they call what is supposed to be this delicious dish. So I did an online search for my recipe. I remember black specks in the food I bought in MD saw that it was fermented black beans. I purchased these to re-create the dish I missed so much. These beans made the dish. What I cooked looked & tasted almost exactly like what I used to order and am so happy that I can now make my own shrimp & lobster sauce at home.
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These are wonderful fermented black beans, and an integral component of many Chinese dishes. It is much more cost effective to buy these and make your own black bean sauces, controlling the flavor, rather than buying the expensive tiny tubs of premade sauce at the grocery store.

I use this for many Chinese vegetable dishes, but also Korean black bean noodle dishes (jajangmyeong) that my wife is fond of and my favorite Thai style dishes, pairing wide flat rice noodles with black bean sauce and contrasted with speed basil.

These beans produce a very savory flavor that is good on its own, but even better when contrasting it with fresh clean flavors like basil, mint, green onions, etc. This is a great purchase if you're an adventurous cook, a valuable ingredient to add to your pantry's arsenal. Chinese black vinegar, garlic, shichuan pepper, black pepper, and ginger are other ingredients commonly used in making sauces with fermented black beans.
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What I ordered was Chinese Douchi fermented black beans produced by Koon Chun Hing Kee. What arrived was MeeChun Salted Black Bean. Ingredients: black beans and salt. Not fermented and does not NEARLY contain the seasoning advertised on the back label of the product displayed on the website.

BUYER BEWARE...the product I received was sold by TA National Trading and fulfilled by Amazon. Do not buy this product until they change vendors. This item is not worth the hassle of returning so the vendor got away with substituting a substandard product this time, but I will never buy another product sold by TA National Trading!
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I love to cook Chinese food but find it difficult to find a reliable source of fermented black beans without visiting many local ethnic markets. This is a wonderful source--easy and convenient and quick to get!
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Use this in shrimp with lobster sauce and other Chinese recipes and the dishes are just what one would find in a Chinese restaurant. Very salty, so follow the directions to rinse the beans well. Also this package will last for years as very few are needed in each recipe.
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I used to be able to buy a fermented black bean paste that I loved. I can't find it anymore. So I tried these. I always see the beans in my favorite "house tofu" dish at my favorite Chinese restaurant, and so I just dumped them in when I tried making it myself. That didn't work. The next time I'll definitely mash half the beans into a paste and add them early, then finish with more beans at the end.

The bag is quite large. I hope I can use them all up someday. As for taste, they taste fine. I just needed to mash some I think.
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By Newo on February 24, 2012
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Coming from Chicago I was use to going to China Town to purchase this product. Now living in the SC, it was impossible to find. It is great product and can be used even when not cooking Chinese/Asian food. Easy to chop and blend into food.
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