Most underrated sauces/toppings?
My vote goes for oyster sauce. Excellent on burgers, plain white rice, and anywhere your pleb ass would use soy sauce instead. Too strong for dipping, but a thin layer on almost everything savory will blackjack you in a dark Detroit alleyway and smuggle you across interstate lines until you hit Flavortown USA
Also an essential ingredient for recreating Chinese take out.
This shit is so much better then the added sugar meme sauce.
I could put this shit on vanilla ice cream and it'd still taste delicious.
Not at all, and it doesn't taste at all like oyster unless you take a big spoonful and fight through the salt and sweet/savory flavors.
Best way to describe it is a less sweet teriyaki with a darker, more intense body.
No discernible difference in flavor between the ones with real oyster and the ones with simulated flavoring that I can taste, but Chinamen and >"""""foodies""""" might dispute me
Give it a try
Oyster sauce has loads of MSG in it, which, to me, is a beautiful thing.
When confronted with the choice of red label vs. green label, go for the red. It has more of what you're looking for.
Get on my level.
I found this at an asian store but there were several different kinds. One of them was kinda chunky, some had black beans, one was just pure oil I think. Does anyone know which is the "traditional" version?
Pardon me while I shill this shit
Put it on your steak nigga, fuck A1, fuck HP, use this
They're all different products. That's like going "I went to the grocery store for some heinz, but one was red, one was yellow, and there were a few others that were green and chunky or brown and sweet."
By your descriptions, it was probably garlic chili crisp, garlic black bean paste, and chili oil.
This sauce can be very tricky, but I find it to taste much better than any ordinary ketchup. The color swap really blows my mind.
This stuff. Don't know why everyone I know hates it. Oh, also Marmite, just a dab on instant noodles=heaven