China,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

Sweet Flour Sauce – Tianmian Sauce(甜面酱)

Sweet flour sauce, also known as Tianmian sauce (甜面酱) in Chinese, is a popular condiment used in Northern Chinese cuisine. It is a thick, sweet and salty sauce made from fermented wheat flour, sugar and other spices.
Tianmian sauce is commonly used as a dip for dumplings and noodles or as a glaze for meat.
The next time you’re craving the authentic flavours of northern China, be sure to try the dishes! My husband, and children all praised me.

You will need:

30g wheat flour
300mi water
2 tbsp brown sugar
5 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce


Mix flour and water. Soy sauce, sugar, oyster sauce, add and stir evenly. Add a small amount of oil, cook until thickened, then turn off the heat.

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Actions – Tonify the spleen and stomach, soothe the liver, activate blood
Indications – Dry mouth, vomiting, weakness with dysentery with bloody stool, postpartum lochiometra.
Cautions – It is contraindicated in case of phlegm-damp

Old Beijing fried noodles can be found here

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