Every time I visit Chinese food restaurant, my dinner buddy has to be careful with what I order since they look similar all the time. Yes, I love eggplant stir fry from Chinese/Thai cuisine, but as long as we’ve got just 2 people, we need to compromise what each of us want to eat at night and make sure we both are happy.
I bought this when my dinner buddy and I went to Asian market together for the first time in our new place(well, not quite new anymore.) I was busy checking the condiments (and snack) section and my dinner buddy was taking time to check the premixed sauce/instant food section because he needed to get something he could cook without any help from me (very wise thinking about the time we fight!) And without my notice, the premixed sauce was added in our basket and came to our home. The brand looked familiar but never tried the sauce before, so I was excited to try, and here is what we thought;)
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Name: Sauce for Spicy Garlic Eggplant from Lee Kum Kee
Contains: 2.8oz (80g)
Price: $1 ~ $2 depends on the market…
Main ingredients: Water, Fermented Soybean Paste, White Sugar, Salted Chilli Peppers, Oyster Sauce etc…
Lee Kum Kee is a very popular brand especially in Chinese condiments. Sometimes Asian market got a huge selection of sauce and several brands to choose from to get 1 sauce, but as it look familiar and got a huge selection of premixed sauce, I tend to choose one from Lee Kum Kee. I liked their condiments like fermented soybean paste or garlic chili paste, but premixed sauces tend to have an intense flavor that people need to add more water or veggies to make it right. Yes it’s easy because we just need to cook veggies, but even with a single serving of the food made with the sauce, we need 3 or more servings of rice or a gallon of water to truly enjoy it. As I checked the direction, I was cooking the suggested amount of veggies with the sauce, but still they got super strong. I asked my Chinese friend about the brand and she said her husband doesn’t like the brand, so she never tried it. Well, next time I should ask her recommendation!
Pro: Easy to get with a reasonable price in Asian market or even in general stores of the international food section. Quick to cook.
Con: Too intense flavor.
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Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)