If you've tasted Lao Gan Ma chili oils, then you're already a fan of "The Godmother" because there is no way to resist her charms. If you haven't, then let's just say these are China's—and possibly the world's—tastiest chili oils. Chili Oil With Black Bean is chock full of fermented black soybeans (douchi) and is a super-umami addition to any stir-fry. Use the Mala Project recipe for Lao Gan Ma black bean chicken as a blueprint to stir-fry proteins or vegetables in this addictive sauce. It is quite spicy—but not so spicy that you can't eat it in abundance, as many devotees do. Go here to learn much more about Lao Gan Ma.
Producer: Guiyang Nanming Laoganma Special Flavor Foodstuffs Co., Guiyang, Guizhou Province
Size: 280 grams (9.9 ounces)
Ingredients: soybean oil, soybeans, chili, monosodium glutamate, salt, sugar, sulfur dioxide, sodium sulfite.