Oyster Sauce

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A special southern Chinese sauce made from extracts of oysters, it is nut brown, usually bottled but sometimes also canned. Less strong than soy sauce but more expensive, its special value lies in the sweet and β€œmeaty” taste it lends to other ingredients, whether meat, vegetables, rice, or noodles. It is used as a dipping sauce or as a finishing touch to a sauce mixture.

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