Fermented Black Bean Sauce

MADE BY ONE CULTURE FOODS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

MOUTH SAYS...

Admit it: If you aren’t a trained chef, tackling Chinese recipes can feel daunting. Creating those deep, layered flavors you find in complex Chinese sauces usually requires a trek to a specialty market and buying 45 ingredients you haven’t heard of before and won’t use again for a while (and you know you’ll still be missing something). 

Well, the folks at One Culture Foods have done all the hard work (including fermenting black beans, because who has time for that?). The result is an umami-packed sauce cooked with pineapple, brown sugar and ginger, that delivers the sweet-sticky Chinese-inspired flavor profile you love. And all you have to do is twist the lid!

Up front, the savory, spicy sauce has a well-rounded, distinct sweetness followed by delicious depth and subtle heat, which makes it good on literally everything. Just smelling it makes our Mouths water.

One Culture Foods is all about celebrating the diverse flavors Hansen Shieh (a.k.a. the “Sauce Boss”) grew up with in Los Angeles. Of course, we are totally into the double meaning of “One Culture Foods,” which plays on Hansen’s cultural heritage, as well as the literal cultures that exist through fermentation in the actual product!

TIP OF THE TONGUE

We love using this sweet, savory, spicy sauce in stir-fries, as a marinade for steak, and as a glaze for pork chops, ribs and roasts. See? Literally good on everything.

  • $11.25 for a 13 oz jar

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