Necessity is the mother of invention is spot on! There was no time before my class to locate gluten free Hoisin Sauce for a guest, so I made it myself. I didn’t want her to miss out on my signature Rainbow Lettuce Wrap appetizer and the Hoisin Sauce is the highlight of this dish, and sets the tone of my class.
Wow, I am so, so surprised my version came pretty darn close to my beloved Koon Chun brand of Hoisin Sauce! No other brand has come close in way of texture and flavor, so I am thoroughly pleased with my homemade concoction.
If you do NOT have gluten issues, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Koon Chun brand. I have tried so many brands but this is the ONE AND ONLY. You can find it at your local Asian market or you can order online. Here’s link to my Amazon page for your convenience and yes, more expensive than your local Asian market but saves you a trip.
I had all the seasonings at home to make a gluten free version Hoisin Sauce and this came together in 3 minutes!
Put all the seasonings into small food processor and whir till combined thoroughly.
Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce Seasonings:
3/4 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon honey
4 tablespoon bean paste with chili
Adjust and balance the flavors to how you like it.
If you want to have a more sour flavor, add more rice vinegar.
If you want it sweeter, add more honey, you get the drift and this is what being a Wok Star is all about. Make it for your taste buds!
I didn’t need to add tamari cause the bean sauce was quite salty already.
I had the perfect ceramic bowl with lid so it’ll look nice to present in class. You can use a clean glass jar with lid and it’ll keep for about a week. I suggest you use it up as fast as you can and you’ll WANT TO!
Koon Chun has been supplying me with their Hoisin Sauce and Brown Bean Sauce to include in my WOK STAR KIT for years and I LOVE the quality of this brand. Their factory is in Hong Kong and the owner’s son took me for a factory tour on one of my trips to visit my mother.
My most famous dish I make with Hoisin Sauce has to be BBQ Spicy Hoisin Ribs! Make this for your next party and you’ll have loads of fans! No kidding, but try it on yourself first so you get the hang of it. So easy, only 3 ingredients!
For more dishes using Hoisin Sauce, just type in Hoisin Sauce in search box in top right of my website on any page.
Note: I make a commission on Amazon for purchases made through my link in this post. I only recommend brands I have personally tried or know of from other people who have tried them. For me, good brands are extremely important, that is why I have included basic seasonings in my WOK STAR KIT, so you’ll succeed at your first attempt with wok cooking.