Chinese ingredient – Sweet bean sauce
甜面酱（Tian mian jiang）
Tian mian jiang is a thick, dark brown- or black-colored Chinese sauce made from wheat flour, sugar, salt, mantou, and fermented yellow soybeans (the lees left over from the fermentation of soybean to make soy sauce). Translation of the term into English includes sweet bean sauce, sweet bean paste, sweet soybean paste, sweet flour sauce, or sweet noodle sauce.
sweet bean sauce is sometimes used in dishes such as Peking Duck, Jing jiang rou si(shredded pork with sweet bean paste),Zha jiang mian(Noodles with cooked sweet bean sauce), dumpling, Baozi or Shao-mai, and so on.