What Does Black Bean Sauce Taste Like?

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If you’ve wondered what the black bean sauce on Chinese restaurant menus is like, we’ll tell you about the taste and texture as well as how to prepare tempting vegan dishes with it at home.

Black Bean Sauce

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What Does Black Bean Sauce Taste Like? 

The main flavor in black bean sauce comes from fermented black soybeans.

This sauce is spicy, sweet and salty. 

Black Bean Sauce Texture 

Homemade black bean sauces are more likely to be chunkier than bottled types, which may even be relatively smooth.

The closest condiment to relate black bean sauce to is possibly chutney. tofu





This is a recipe for a vegan version of jajangmyeon, a Chinese-Korean noodle dish.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Shiitake mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Green onions
  • White or yellow onion
  • Green cabbage
  • Zucchini
  • Portobello mushrooms
  • Cooking oil
  • Black bean paste or miso
  • Sugar
  • Vegan oyster sauce
  • Cornstarch
  • Pepper
  • Udon noodles
  • Cucumbers

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After the jajangmyeon, you can make this stir-fried Chinese tofu It calls for premade sauce, but you can substitute the one from the jajangmyeon recipe.

Here are the ingredients:

  • Tofu (firm is best)
  • Green beans
  • Garlic
  • Black bean sauce
  • Chili powder
  • Cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • Rice vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice wine
  • Sugar
  • Cooking oil