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If you’re making a dish that calls for oyster sauce but don’t have any on hand — or, conversely, don’t eat seafood — you can substitute other condiments.

Oyster sauce is a sweet and salty condiment made primarily from oyster juices, salt, and sugar. It also boasts umami, which is a savory, tangy flavor.

It’s commonly used in Asian cuisines, including Chinese and Thai dishes, for stir-fries, meat marinades, and dipping sauces.

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