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Chinese Brown Sugar

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What is it?

Made from unrefined cane sugar, Chinese brown sugar is the behind-the-scenes ingredient that gives red-cooked dishes their deep, complex flavor. Don’t confuse it with palm sugar, which may look similar but is a very different product.

Chinese brown sugar is available at Asian food markets, where it’s sold in 1-pound bricks that separate into wafers.

Don’t have it?

Substitute white granulated sugar, cooked in a dry skillet until it turns to caramel.

How to store:

Store in an airtight jar at room tempearture.


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