Megachef Oyster Sauce (Hao You)
Note: This oyster sauce is as wonderful as the experts say (Welcome, Food & Wine readers!), but please be aware that these bottles sometimes leak a bit as they lie on their side in transit. There is nothing we can do about it, because they have a plastic tamper-proof band that won't allow us to hand tighten the cap.They are fully sealed when we ship, and we cannot predict which ones will leak. Please do not purchase if this is not acceptable to you, but do let us know if the leakage is more than a small amount and we will accept a return. If it is a small leak, know that it is safe to eat and has certainly not gone bad in that short time period.
Although this premium oyster sauce is made in Thailand and not southern China, where oyster sauce was invented, many chefs and home cooks feel that Megachef's version of oyster sauce is the finest. It has no MSG, added color or artificial flavors and is gluten-free.
How Megachef does it: "The fresh rock oysters used to make this come from the crystal clear waters off the Gulf of Thailand. Once harvested they are smoked over hardwood to infuse them with a deep rich color and aromatic flavor. Finally, the oysters are simmered with sugar, salt and corn starch until they form a velvety amazing sauce!"
Our friend Grace Young, America's Stir-Fry Guru and Cantonese cooking authority, recommends Megachef oyster sauce for its superior taste, additive-free recipe and pourable consistency. Read more of her thoughts on oyster sauce on her site and get a recipe for Oyster Lo Mein. Also check out our recipe for Baby Bok Choy in Vinegar-Oyster Sauce.
Refrigerate sauce after opening.
Source: Marine Resources Development Co., Chanthaburi, Thailand
Size: 600 grams (21.2 ounces)
Ingredients: oyster extract (oyster, water), purified water, sugar, salt, corn starch, potassium sorbate