Tauco

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Tauco
Tauco in Supermarket.JPG
Bottle of tauco on display in Indonesian supermarket
Course Cooking sauce
Place of origin China and Indonesia
Region or state Nationwide in Indonesia
Creator Chinese Indonesian cuisine
Main ingredients Fermented soy
Variations Closely related to douchi
Cookbook:Tauco  Tauco

Tauco or Tauchu (Chinese: ; pinyin: dòujiàng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: tāu-chiùⁿ) is a paste made from preserved fermented yellow soybeans in Chinese and Chinese Indonesian cuisine.[1] Tauco is made by boiling yellow soybeans, ground it, mixed with flour and later fermented the soy paste. The soy paste is soaked in salt water and sun-dried for several weeks to further the fermentation process until the color turned to yellow-reddish. Good tauco has a distinct aroma.[2] The sauce is also commonly used in other Indonesian cuisines traditions, such as Sundanese cuisine and Javanese cuisine.

The sauce is often used as condiment and flavouring for stir fried dishes such as tahu tauco (tofu in tauco sauce), kakap tahu tausi (red snapper with tofu in soybean sauce), or in soup such as swikee oh (frog legs in tauco soup) and pie oh (softshell turtle in tauco soup). Today the major production center of tauco in Indonesia is in Cianjur in West Java, and Pekalongan in Central Java.

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  1. ^ "Soybean Paste (Tauco)". RCP. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Aini (8 May 2013). "Tauco yang Enak, Baunya Khas" (in Indonesian). Kompas.com. Retrieved August 21, 2014.