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Old 02-26-2015, 06:15 PM   #11
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Brown sauce (mother sauce) is the bane of my vegetarian existence! I too have seen this on dishes marked as vegetarian but this sauce almost always has oyster sauce in it and sometimes hoisin as well. Not vegetarian products.

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Chinese brown sauce is a "mother" in that cuisine but it's not a classic mother. Like Joan Crawford... ;-)

Hoisin sauce is vegetarian, btw

With the exception of hot and sour soup, there is nothing I make at home that has that Chinese restaurant taste. And I'm a pretty good cook.

I don't think it's necessarily the sauce. Sauces are pretty simple. It's the screaming hot, deeply seasoned wok. "WOK HEI"
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