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jinjo76

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X.O. sauce. Sat, 03/5/05 9:05 PM (permalink)
I sometimes eat X.O. sauce out of the jar, (with a fresh set of chopsticks); does anyone else do this?
 
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    zataar

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    RE: X.O. sauce. Sat, 03/5/05 9:14 PM (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by jinjo76

    I sometimes eat X.O. sauce out of the jar, (with a fresh set of chopsticks); does anyone else do this?

    Are you talking about Yank Sing's X.O sauce with dried shrimp and chiles? My daughter gave me a jar for Christmas. It is great with dumplings, noodles and about everything. Yank Sing was the first place I experienced dim sum, about 1973.
     
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      jinjo76

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      RE: X.O. sauce. Sat, 03/5/05 9:45 PM (permalink)
      No, this http://usa.lkk.com/USSite/ProductDetailInfo.aspx?ProductID=82
      I do also use Yank Sing Chili Pepper Sauce http://www.yanksing.com/order-sauces.htm
      I have not yet tried their X.O. sauce.
       
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        BT

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        RE: X.O. sauce. Sun, 03/6/05 1:06 AM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by jinjo76

        No, this http://usa.lkk.com/USSite/ProductDetailInfo.aspx?ProductID=82
        I do also use Yank Sing Chili Pepper Sauce http://www.yanksing.com/order-sauces.htm
        I have not yet tried their X.O. sauce.


        Gosh, I walk by there all the time and never knew they were building a marketing empire. Actually, I kind of wish they'd stick to their original "knitting"--making and selling dim sum at the restaurant--though. This kind of expansion can lead to mediocrity.

        Oh, and I've never seen "X.O." sauce by any maker before in spite of the fact that for 20 years I have been a confirmed denizen of San Francisco's Asian markets--especially the sauce sections. I wonder if perhaps this isn't something created for and marketed to westerners, not Asians. The ingredients strike me as similar to a combination of several things sold separately in Asian markets such as oyster sauce, chili-garlic paste, shrimp paste or fish sauce.
         
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          zataar

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          RE: X.O. sauce. Sun, 03/6/05 9:42 PM (permalink)
          Grace Young's recent book, The Breath of A Wok, has a very good description of XO Sauce and how to make it. It's origin is from Hong Kong. I can buy it at asian markets where I live, but not the Yank Sing version. My daughter found it in Minneapolis. I don't really believe that it is made for the western market, but it's ok with me if it is. It's very enjoyable on noodles and seafood.
           
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