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Spicy Umami Stir-Fry Sauce

Here’s a really quick recipe that you can put together using ingredients from your local Asian grocery store!
The recipe is written to keep in the fridge for (virtually) forever. Hence, ingredients like fresh garlic, which can encourage spoilage over time, have been left out. I’d still recommend adding some chopped garlic to your stir fry while cooking, though.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Doubanjiang, Hoisin Sauce, Sauce, Shaoxing Wine, Umami
Servings: 1 quart
Cost: $5


  • Non-Reactive Bowl


  • 8 oz doubanjiang
  • 2 cups soy sauce or tamari naturally brewed
  • 1 cup rice wine shaoxing
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp umami salt heaping


  • Add all ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth.
  • Transfer to a squeeze bottle or quart container.
  • Use to taste in your favorite stir fry recipes! Pictured with egg noodles, shimeji mushrooms, peppers, tofu, and broccoli.