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    Post #1 - June 6th, 2021, 2:38 pm
    Post #1 - June 6th, 2021, 2:38 pm Post #1 - June 6th, 2021, 2:38 pm
    Hi, usually at Chinese restaurants, when I get the deep fried shrimp, it comes with a small dish of a red dipping sauce, with a dab of hot mustard in it. Well, it used to. What is the red sauce? I've been told it is ketchup, but it doesn't taste like any ketchup I've ever had. I don't think it is cocktail sauce, doesn't look right for that. It isn't a sweet and sour sauce.

    If it really is a ketchup, what brand? It sure isn't Hunts, or Heinz!

    Thanks for your help.
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln
  • Post #2 - June 6th, 2021, 3:01 pm
    Post #2 - June 6th, 2021, 3:01 pm Post #2 - June 6th, 2021, 3:01 pm
    reddit.com seems to think this is what you are talking about.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Portland/comme ... ith_fried/

    click to enlarge
    Image

    or maybe this
    https://www.recipezazz.com/recipe/chine ... ping-21499
    or this
    http://mystainedapron.com/chinese-red-sauce/

    Chinese mustard
    https://thewoksoflife.com/chinese-hot-mustard/
    Hold my beer . . .

    Low & Slow
  • Post #3 - June 6th, 2021, 3:31 pm
    Post #3 - June 6th, 2021, 3:31 pm Post #3 - June 6th, 2021, 3:31 pm
    Thanks Mr. Wiv! That picture is what I remember, just not so much mustard most of the time. Usually just a small dab of the hot mustard, less than a dime size. A friend always requested a dish of just the hot mustard, that he'd usually stick is finger in to eat a glob of it to make sure it was hot enough.

    I hadn't realized it was an Oregon thing, and not to wide spread anymore. I don't think it was just the Portland area that had it. In the last 20 years or so, I haven't had it anywhere in Oregon. I'll have to try the recipes you've pointed out.

    Again, thank you.
    The thing about quotes on the internet is you can not confirm their validity. -- Abraham Lincoln

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