Aromatic pho, made in the slow cooker, is both comforting and customizable.
'hoisin' on Serious Eats
Sticky, hoisin-glazed chops are baked in the oven and served with a quick, spicy stir-fry of chopped, Sichuan-style green beans.
Sweet and earthy Chinese char siu, set on the backdrop of smoky and tender pork shoulder steaks.
Crossing a cultural divide, hoisin brings the dominant Asian flavor to this sauce that still retains the American standard of a sweet and tangy tomato base.
Char Siu doesn't refer to a sauce particularly, but the final product after this "Chinese barbecue sauce" is applied to pork that is hung onto fork skewers and roasted. Still, there's a fairly common base set of ingredients including hoisin, honey, soy sauce, sherry, Chinese five spice powder that imparts the ubiquitous flavor and glossy sheen to Char Siu.