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Doubanjiang & La Doubanjiang (Spicy Chili Bean Paste)

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    Doubanjiang Spicy Bean Paste

    Doubanjiang (Fermented Bean Paste, 豆瓣酱) is a salty paste made from fermented broad beans, soybeans, salt, rice, and various spices. There are spicy La Doubanjiang and regular non-spicy Doubanjiang (Click here to read more).

    Non-Spicy Doubanjiang

    Doubanjiang Spicy Bean Paste

    This Taiwanese Lian How (岡山) brand of Doubanjiang is NOT spicy. The color is brown and no sign of red chili in there. You can buy this from Asian grocery stores.

    Amazon does not sell the non-spicy broad bean paste, but Walmart sells it (please let me know if you find this brand online).

    Spicy Doubanjiang (La Doubanjiang)

    Spicy Doubanjiang

    La Doubanjiang (Chili Bean Paste/Sauce, 辣豆瓣酱) is spicy fermented bean paste with red chili peppers. You can see the paste/sauce is red from the bottle.

    Spicy Doubanjiang
    English translation: Chili Bean Sauce (Toban Djan)
    La Doubanjiang (Spicy Chili Bean Paste)
    English translation: Broad Bean Paste with Chili

    Here’s another brand. As you may recognize, the English translation is very different from a brand to a brand. Therefore, look for the Chinese character on the label. If you see in front of 豆板醤, then that’s a spicy one. You should be able to tell by the color of paste/sauce.

    Doubanjiang Spicy Bean Paste

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