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Nov 10, 2011 09:27 AM

Yu Kwen Yick Chili sauce - Hong Kong

It appears that this great sauce isn't exported to the US.

Does anyone know what the ingredients are for this great sauce , or does anyone know of a source to get this stuff to the states?

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  1. Readily available in large Chinese supermarkets in Toronto. You can plan a trip from Chicago ( assume that's where you are from, from your postings?! ) to Toronto for some great Cantonese food and then bring back home a few bottles!!

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    1. re: Charles Yu

      How much is a bottle of it in Toronto?

    2. Could you use one of the many Indonesian or Malaysian (or even Vietnamese) chili sauces [Probably not Lingham's, though] as an approximation or a place to start from then add stuff to it? (rice vinegar or fresh lime juice, fresh grated ginger and/or garlic if needed, etc)

      If you like, you can get it directly from them now:
      Note the shipping charges:

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      1. re: huiray

        Sorry, I meant you can get it from them via this supplier now...

      2. I need to get to Toronto, but I'm not heading there for the next few months. It's cold enough in Chicago, so Toronto is out until spring. Though, if the stuff is in Canada, I'm thinking there has to be some source here in the states. I could be wrong.

        I can get my hands on plenty of substitutes but this one is so mild and unique. From what I remember, it's a sweet potato based sauce.

        1. I'm going to hold off on thought of traveling to Toronto until spring. It's too cold in Chicago now, so the thought of heading north is scary.
          Though, I'm thinking if it's in Canada it should be in the states.

          Substitutes are readily available but this sauce it very subtle and unique. I believe it is sweet potato based.

          1. Old thread, but I actually visited and purchase directly from the Sai Ying Poon store of Yu Kwen Yick and can comment on the following

            - The shop has never exported directly to a distributor overseas to sell. This sauce isn't exported period. Any shops that sell them in Toronto did so via individuals buying multiple bottles and bringing them from HK to Canada, or bottles were purchased locally and snail mailed over (air or sea). This comes directly from the family I spoke with at length during my two visits to the shop in December/January.

            - The ingredients listed on the bottle read: vinegar, sweet potatoes, chili, salt sugar, peanut oil, garlic. No preservatives, and if unopened a bottle is good for up to a year from date of purchase (approximately).