Definition of hoisin in English:

hoisin

(also hoisin sauce)

noun

  • [mass noun] A sweet, spicy dark red sauce made from soya beans, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and various spices, widely used in southern Chinese cooking.

    • ‘Add the reserved stock, the two tablespoons of soy sauce, the hoisin sauce and the sugar and leave to simmer until reduced and well flavoured.’
    • ‘Whole-wheat spaghetti has a springy texture and a hearty flavor that works well with a glaze of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and lime juice.’
    • ‘If you're shopping at a supermarket, buy roast chicken or pork tenderloin and serve the meats sliced, with hoisin sauce and green onions.’
    • ‘Fortunately, there's soya and hoisin on the table if you need to adjust flavourings.’
    • ‘It tasted like a mixture of chocolate, hoisin sauce and fruit jelly sweets.’
    • ‘Behind that is a jar of hoisin sauce that we got when we had Chinese dumplings.’
    • ‘For here there is sushi, there is crispy duck with hoisin sauce, there is dim sum, pad thai, Szechwan chicken, Shanghai snapper, vegetable curry and soft-shell crab with Mexican chilli.’
    • ‘In a small bowl, mix hoisin sauce and water until well blended.’
    • ‘A wide range of spicy sauces like chilly bean sauce, hoisin sauce and garlic oyster sauce are a must with the food and accompaniments like steamed/fried rice and mixed hakka noodles.’
    • ‘It's got soy and hoisin sauce - enough salty ingredients for any self-respecting cabbage salad.’
    • ‘The Szechuan style pork was served with crispy won ton strips, which is an interesting idea, but the flavour was one-dimensional and tasted strongly of hoisin.’
    • ‘Add mandarin slices, bell pepper and hoisin sauce and bring to a simmer.’
    • ‘Combine the soy sauce, garlic, ginger, hoisin, sugar, vinegar, and wine/sherry in a small bowl, cover it, and set it aside.’
    • ‘Stir-fry cooked greens in peanut oil, add ginger, chili peppers, and/or hoisin sauce.’
    • ‘Reduce the heat to low and add the hoisin sauce, peanut butter, vinegar and water.’
    • ‘Add the snap peas, broth, oranges, hoisin sauce, soy sauce and green onions.’
    • ‘Thai Rice Noodles is dressed in coconut hoisin sauce and garlic chili paste.’
    • ‘Look for Chinese rice wine and hoisin or char sui sauce in a well-stocked supermarket or Asian market.’
    • ‘Experiment adding a tablespoon of hoisin sauce, chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of five spice powder for a more Chinese barbecue flavour.’
    • ‘It was bland but well worth the price and easily seasoned to taste with some hoisin sauce, hot red pepper paste and Sriracha hot chili sauce, which are on every table.’

Pronunciation

hoisin

/ˈhɔɪzɪn/