Chili bean sauce, also known as toban djan or doubanjiang, is a savory, fragrant, and spicy condiment made from fermented soybeans, chili, and seasonings. It is used frequently in Chinese cooking and is dubbed the soul of Sichuan cuisine. Every maker has their own peculiarities so try different types before deciding on a favorite. Doubanjiang is an essential ingredient of many classic dishes such as mapo tofu and is equally good as a condiment.
Ingredients: Salted chili peppers (chili peppers, salt), water, fermented soybean paste (water, salt, soybean, wheat flour), fermented broad bean paste (broad beans, water, salt, wheat flour), sugar, modified corn starch, chili pepper powder, dehydrated garlic, soybean oil, lactic acid, disodium 5'-inosinate and disodium 5'-guanylate as flavor enhancers.