14 September 2008

What's In The Sauce?

We ordered out Chinese food for dinner this evening. As we settled at the table Frank asks, "Do we have any duck sauce?"

Flynn: "What's duck sauce?"

Evan: "Yeah, what's in it?"

Flynn: "Is it made out of ducks? Ewwwww!"

Evan: "Does it have high fructose corn syrup in it?"

Daddy responded with, "I don't know what the exact ingredients are, but I do know it's not ducks."


Evan said...

Of course High fructose corn syrup is in EVERYTHING, except duck sauces apparently.

Duck sauce is a translucent sweet and sour orange condiment used in some Chinese-American restaurants. It may be used as a dip for deep-fried dishes such as duck, chicken, fish, spring rolls, egg rolls, or with rice or noodles. It may be made of apricots, plums, peaches, sugar, vinegar ginger or chilis. It is rarely, if ever, used in traditional Chinese cooking. Due to fruit content it may be called "plum sauce", which is confusing because plum sauce is a common name for the authentically Chinese Hoisin Sauce.


Leeanthro said...

That made me giggle. Sounds like our dinnertime conversations.

"Are hush puppies *real* baked puppies?"