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Chinese Cooking - Sweet Bean Paste

codmeister | Mar 4, 202007:00 AM    

A while ago I made Ja Jiang Mein from a recipe in Chinese Cooking for Dummies by Martin Yan. It called for sweet bean paste and chile garlic sauce. I loved it. Recently I tried to make it again and did not like it. The Sweet bean paste was bitter and sharp, not sweet and tasty (a little savory) like the first time. It could have been a different manufacturer. Do some makers of sweet bean paste put out a product that tastes different from others? Also I just came across a similar recipe that called for sweet bean sauce. Maybe I bought sauce the first time and that's why I liked it better? Does sweet bean sauce taste different from sweet bean paste? Any thoughts you might have would be appreciated.

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