Refrigerator or Cupboard?
Refrigerator or Cupboard? – How to Store Chinese Sauce and SeasoningsWhat should you do with that bottle of soy sauce or hoisin sauce that you just brought home from the store? Is it okay to store the sauce in the cupboard, or does it need to be refrigerated? What are the telltale signs that a Chinese sauce is starting to turn bad? Here are storage instructions for the main types of Chinese sauces and seasonings: Answer: Chinese Sauces and Seasonings – Storage Instructions Must Be Refrigerated after Opening Black Bean Sauce Chile Paste, Chile Sauce Hoisin Sauce Oyster Sauce Plum Sauce Sweet and Sour Sauce Can Be Stored in the Cupboard Hot Chili Oil Rice Vinegar Rice Wine Dry Sherry (a common substitute for rice wine) Sesame Oil (also called sesame seed oil) Soy Sauce, Light Soy Sauce, Dark Fish Sauce (Southeast Asian) Here are a few tips to keep in mind when storing Chinese sauces and seasonings: • Always keep the container tightly sealed (this is especially important for sauce that ne