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Doubanjiang is a Chinese bean paste with savory and sometimes spicy accents that makes many popular Chinese stir-fry recipes. Learn about the different types of Doubanjiang, how to use it, recommended brands, substitutes and more!
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Doubanjiang and its Substitute

Doubanjiang is a Chinese bean paste with savory and sometimes spicy accents that makes many popular Chinese stir-fry dishes. Learn how to make doubanjiang substitute with 2 simple ingredients.
Prep Time3 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Chili Bean Paste, Doubanjiang
Servings: 4 recipes
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Cindy

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Chinese bean paste or soybean paste or oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried red chili flakes

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, add dried chili flakes to the Chinese bean paste.
  • Test and taste, adding more chili flakes gradually until you reach the desired spiciness.
  • Stir to mix.
  • Use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Notes

This homemade doubanjiang substitute doesn’t have as long a shelf life as bottled doubanjiang sauce. It can last for about 2 weeks in the fridge.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tsp | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Iron: 1mg