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21 Feb 2008, 1:01 pm

I prefer fish sauce. Side by side, fish sauce is saltier but you use in cooking and not as much. Soy sauce as a condiment and not a cooking aid is too salty! I finally bought some for my husband though, for pot stickers.



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21 Feb 2008, 1:05 pm

What does fish sauce taste like? What is it comparable to?


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21 Feb 2008, 1:08 pm

Soy Sauce is Digusting AFAIC. I never liked chinese food that much.
Besides soysauce, the japanese use this Delicious sweet-n-sour sauce on Teriyaki.



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21 Feb 2008, 1:28 pm

RampionRampage wrote:
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Soy of the earth topic

I think one tablespoon of this stuff has over 1000mg of sodium chloride. Whew! 8O.
My 13 year old daughter loves to make white rice brown by liberally sprinkling it all over. And we thought potato chips were junk salted! :roll:


your daughter and i really ought to get it over with and buy salt licks.


Same here. I was at my friend's house last night and kept sprinkling salt into my hand and eating it. I love salt, and regularly have it with pepper on EVERYTHING that isn't sweet.


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21 Feb 2008, 1:44 pm

Well, I cook with it. If you ate it raw it would taste like a thin, salty soy sauce with fishiness. :eew: Cooking with it, it provides a more even flavor (the fishy cooks out) with a bit smoky to it. The Asian sections are now selling it in small bottles if you want to try it. Otherwise they are really large bottles that have to be refridgerated.



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21 Feb 2008, 2:35 pm

And what is that duck sauce that comes in packets at Chinese restaurants?


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21 Feb 2008, 3:51 pm

I think duck sauce is some kind of orange or apricot sweet sauce. not my favorite. I like fish sauce in thai food it adds a piquant flavor to it. my husband practically drinks soy sauce. its a little too salty for me though. I do like it with lots of wasabi... mmm. I also have a taste for hoisin sauce. Its sweet salty fishy goodness.



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23 Feb 2008, 12:03 am

I don't usually put sauce on things. It's a texture thing.



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23 Feb 2008, 12:13 am

At Chinese restaurants, I like that Sriracha sauce (the red sauce that's extremely spicy, that comes in the big bottles).

They sell it at some grocery stores as well.


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23 Feb 2008, 2:12 am

I might try a little, but I usually don’t put salty stuff like that on my food. I also don’t eat white rice. Szechuan (aka spicey flavor) is the type of Chinese food I always choose at restaurants.

And I know it’s not really on topic, but the flavor that I hate most of all is teriyaki. I don’t like bland-tasting flavors like that. Sesami is another apparently popular flavor that I’m not crazy about.


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23 Feb 2008, 4:26 am

I use it on my tofu, along with rice vinegar and some sesame oil. I don't use it all that much in general, though. Soy sauce has always been too salty for me, and the low-sodium version would essentially be tasteless.

I vastly prefer vinegar. I have a strong preference for sour-tasting ingredients. I love anything that's sour, garlicky, or "oniony".



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23 Feb 2008, 4:29 am

I like mine sometimes with Sushi, and sometimes If the food I'm having is a bit plain I sprinkle some on. :)



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23 Feb 2008, 2:38 pm

love the stuff, but can't have it, it's basically liquid salt..;)

the Vietnamese have a fish sauce called 'nuoc mam' (sp?), that has to be smelled to be believed. then again, every culture has something that everyone thinks is based on a bet; Australians with vegemite, Japanese think cheese is disgusting, we have cracklin's down here (don't ask...;)



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24 Feb 2008, 1:35 pm

I use both Chinese and Japanese soy sauces; also Thai fish sauce. I also have several different kinds of vinegars on hand. But my real passion is hot sauce.



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25 Feb 2008, 8:49 pm

I like soy sauce a lot, for cooking and as a condiment. I like duck sauce, teriyaki sauce, Sriracha, sweet chili sauce, tonkatsu sauce... I love Hoisin sauce and have a deep, undying love for fish sauce and oyster sauce.

And now, I am seriously craving a bowl of pho.