Duck sauce

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Duck sauce
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Packets of duck sauce
Traditional Chinese 酸梅醬
Simplified Chinese 酸梅酱
Literal meaning sour prune sauce

Duck sauce (or orange sauce) is a condiment with a sweet and sour flavor and a translucent orange appearance similar to a thin jelly. Offered at Chinese-American restaurants, it is used as a dip[1] for deep-fried dishes such as duck, chicken,[2] fish, spring rolls, egg rolls, or with rice or noodles. It is often provided in plastic packets along with soy sauce, mustard, hot sauce or red chili powder. It may be used as a glaze on foods, such as poultry.[3] The sauce is not prepared using duck meat.[4]


It may be made of plums,[4] apricots,[5] pineapples or peaches[6] added to sugar, vinegar, ginger, duck broth and chili peppers. It is used in more traditional Chinese cuisine in the form of "plum sauce."

See also


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  4. 4.0 4.1 DeMattia, Vince (January–February 1993). "What is Duck Sauce Anyway!?!". Tampa Bay Magazine. pp. 38–39. Retrieved 1 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Gannon, B.; Smith, L.; Namkoong, J. (2011). Family-Style Meals at the Hali'Imaile General Store. Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony. p. 48. ISBN 978-1-60774-142-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Carpender, D. (2010). 1,001 Low-Carb Recipes. Fair Winds Press. p. 465. ISBN 978-1-61673-838-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>