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Authentic Homemade Chinese hoisin sauce in black bowl.
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Homemade Hoisin Sauce Recipe

This Chinese sauce takes only minutes to get done at home. It's authentic easy and the best, you will never have to look back. No more store bought ones now. Can be made vegan!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: How to make
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Dairy-Free, Vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 40kcal
Author: Farrukh Aziz


  • 5 tablespoons Black Bean Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Tamari or Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic
  • ½ tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Honey or (Maple syrup / Brown Sugar for Vegans)
  • ¼ teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • Pepper To Taste
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Paste or Chinese Hot Sauce or Sriracha


  • Combine all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk it well.
  • Transfer the sauce in a clean airtight jar and store in the fridge upto a month.


I have used Tamari here for gluten free version, you can use soy sauce instead.
Only if you do not have access to black bean sauce then use 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter for the above measure to make the sauce.
Substitute : You can substitute it for plum sauce or barbecue sauce. However, keep in mind that both the above condiments are in contrast to Hoisin as they have slightly different flavor profile. That said, you can use both them as a substitute with a bit of tweak.
You can whisk-in the thick barbecue sauce with little soy sauce, honey or sugar and Chinese 5 spice powder.
Or you can also whisk in some five spice powder and a teaspoon of sesame oil into the plum sauce and use it as Hoisin Sauce substitute.


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 776mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg