Chinese Food Vocabulary

Chinese Food Vocabulary

In honor of our bilingual staff here at WN Foods, let’s learn some Chinese food vocabulary in Mandarin!

  • Soy sauce = 酱油 (jiàngyóu)
  • Rice = 饭 (fàn)
  • Noodles = 面 (miàn)
  • Meat = 肉 (ròu)
  • Vegetables = 菜 (cài)
  • Dumplings = 饺子 (jiǎozi)
  • Soup = 汤 (tāng)
  • Chopsticks = 筷子 (kuàizi)
  • To eat = 吃 (chī)
  • To drink = 喝 (hē)

What’s your favorite Mandarin food word? Let us know!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

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3 Hot Sauces You May Not Know

In the US, we always hear about the same hot sauces: tabasco, sriracha, and cholula. They’re great and all, but what about the world of other hot sauces out there? Let’s take a look at 3 lesser known but equally amazing hot sauces.

#1: Harissa

Harissa is a North African hot sauce made with several different peppers, garlic paste, herbs, and vegetable oil. Like sriracha, it can be paired with almost anything: meats, veggies, bread… if you need to crank up the heat, look no further than harissa!

#2: Aji

Aji’s green color may throw you off, but don’t be fooled- this Peruvian sauce definitely packs a punch. It is most often used with meat, but also makes a great dipping sauce. If you’re looking to try something new in the kitchen, we recommend aji sauce!

#3: Sambal

Sambal is an Indonesian hot sauce made with chili peppers, shrimp paste, fish sauce, vinegar, and a variety of other spices and juices. It sports a unique texture and a wonderfully complex flavor that pairs well with meat, fish, and vegetables alike. Next time you find yourself reaching for the same old hot sauce, try sambal instead!

Which of these 3 hot sauces would you like to try first? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Types of Ramen Broth

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WN Foods just released a Miso Ramen Base that you mix with water to create a delicious broth, and we’re working to create more flavors in the future. Let’s take a look at miso ramen broth and a few of our other options!

Miso

As it says in the name, miso ramen broth is made with miso, a fermented Japanese soy paste. The rich umami (savory) flavor of this broth pairs well with any topping you can think of! It’s a great option for warming yourself up on cold days.

Tonkotsu

Tonkotsu broth is made with pork bones. It’s often creamy, full of complex flavors, and very filling. Toppings like fish cakes and eggs really soak up the prominent taste of the broth. Doesn’t it make you hungry?

Shoyu

Soy sauce is the most important player in shoyu ramen broth. It sounds simple, but together with the chicken stock, ginger, and kombu, it creates a symphony of various different delicious flavors. We can’t wait to make this one for our wonderful customers!

Shio

Shio ramen gets its taste simply from salt. It’s a clear, light broth that is great for ramen newbies and veterans alike. Its straightforward but tasteful flavor makes it easy to pair with all your favorite toppings!

Have you tried any of these ramen broths before? Which type of would you like to try first?

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

Dipping Sauces of the World

Dipping Sauces of the World

Here at WN Foods, we believe that life is more beautiful with dipping sauces. Plain old chips or bland fries can be completely transformed with the right one. That must be why so many cultures around the world have their own. Let’s take a look at a few of the world’s dipping sauces!

Ponzu Sauce

This Japanese sauce is simple, but extremely flavorful and versatile. Soy sauce and lemon juice aren’t a combination we’re used to in the US, but believe us when we say that it’s amazing, and pairs well with everything from gyoza to shabu shabu.

Curry Ketchup

Curry ketchup is a spiced ketchup popular all around Europe, but especially Germany. It’s typically served with fries or meat, and is a hit because of its complex but approachable flavor. If you’re bored of plain old ketchup, definitely give this one a try!

Lingonberry Sauce

You may know this sauce from a certain Swedish furniture chain. Lingonberry sauce is a tart dipping sauce from Sweden, often paired with meatballs. We know it sounds like an unusual flavor combination, but it’s really delicious!

Tahini

This dipping sauce is popular worldwide, from the Mediterranean to the Middle East. It’s made of ground sesame seeds and is served with anything from falafel to raw vegetable slices. What would you eat tahini sauce with?

Sweet & Sour Sauce

Sweet & sour sauce is an iconic Chinese condiment, usually used with chicken or as a dipping sauce for egg rolls. We can’t get enough of the rich, tangy flavor. That’s why we started selling our sweet & sour sauce in bottles in our online store!

Have you tried any of these dipping sauce before? Which one would you like to try first?

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

A Day In The Life Of A WN Foods Sauce

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As you take your bite of sweet & sour chicken, you are greeted with a bright burst of flavor. The crispy, savory chicken works in perfect harmony with the smooth tanginess of our Longevity Sweet & Sour Sauce. You start to wonder how something so incredibly delicious came to be at your restaurant table.

Luckily, WN Foods is here to satisfy your curiosity! Let’s take a look at a day in life of our sauces.

Cooking

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Our sauce recipes are either from our clients or developed by our lab. Once we have a perfect recipe, our cooking department whips up the sauces with the finest ingredients and care, always following top safety standards. The cooking time varies depending on the sauce, but as soon as they’re ready, it’s time for the next step: quality assurance!

Quality Assurance

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Samples from each batch of sauce are taken and meticulously analyzed in our quality assurance lab to ensure they’re both safe and exactly as the client asked. They’re tested on things like pH, salt, Brix, water activity, viscosity, and others. If all the requirements are met, then it’s time for packing.

Packing

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The packing process at WN Foods is completely automated with cutting-edge technology so that our products will always be consistently packed and sealed. We pack sauces in bottles and portion packs (the packets you’re probably familiar with, like our Double Hi Soy Sauce packets). Our packing department also takes samples of each case to make sure that there are no defects. We want only the most flawless sauces for our customers!

Shipping

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We ship our sauces in carefully-wrapped cases out to a wide range of clients. Whether it’s restaurants, grocery stores, or other industrial food companies, we make sure their orders reach them quickly and safely.

Enjoy

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WN Foods’ sauces have now reached their final destination, where they are ready to be enjoyed by you!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this journey through our sauces’ life. Got more questions? Learned something new? Just want to chat about your favorite sauces? Let us know in the comments!

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Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

3 Easy Asian Fusion Recipes

Thanks to airplanes and the Internet, globalization is on the rise. Food cultures clash and combine, and sometimes form entirely new genres as a result. Asian fusion food is one of the most prominent examples of this; it takes traditionally Asian ingredients and incorporates them into other famous dishes like burritos, tacos, and pizza. Sounds great, right? Let’s look at a few recipes for homemade Asian fusion food!

Sushi Burrito

If you live in a major US city, you may have seen sushi burritos on the news. Restaurants serving these jumbo maki rolls had lines of around entire city blocks because people just couldn’t get enough. Don’t worry though, you no longer have to wait in line. Sushi burritos are actually quick and easy to make at home! We recommend this recipe from Spoon University with our Double Hi Soy Sauce.

Ginger Chicken Tacos


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Ginger chicken is common in Chinese and Thai dishes, and is great when eaten in a taco shell with fresh vegetables. It’s nutritious and packed with complex flavors, but it’s quite simple to prepare! Just follow this recipe from Well Plated and you’ll be ready for taco night in no time.

Thai Chicken Pizza

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We know that peanut sauce on pizza sounds strange, but trust us and the many other fans of this pizza when we say that it’s a match made in heaven. The crunchy vegetables, creamy peanut sauce, and tender chicken all sitting on a golden brown pizza crust… what more could you ask for? Check out this recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking to try Thai chicken pizza for yourself!

So, are you hungry yet? Which of these Asian fusion recipes will you try first? Let us know in the comments!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.

WN Foods Summer BBQs

In this cold winter, we can’t help but miss summer, especially because of our special WN Foods tradition: summer BBQs!

Every month between June and September, the WN Foods family comes together to throw a BBQ where EVERYONE is invited. The party space is decked out in colorful flowers and decorations, food is grilled fresh, and people mingle happily. Sometimes there are even food trucks, live music, and lion dancers!

One of the best parts of this BBQ traditions is the raffle. At each BBQ, everyone draws a raffle ticket in hopes of winning various prizes. These prizes range from small things like bags of rice and gift cards to big things like video game consoles and cameras. Even if you don’t win anything, it’s always fun to participate in the suspense and celebration!

Although we feel like a family year-round, events like these really help us learn about each other and strengthen our bonds. Do you have any traditions like these in your life? Let us know in the comments!

Here at WN Foods, we co-pack high quality sauces, cooked with the finest ingredients. If you would like us to manufacture your sauce recipe, or if you would like our food science team to help you develop your own sauce, please contact us at (510) 487-8877 or wingnienfoods@gmail.com.