Note Fermented black beans and Shaoxing wine are available from Asian supermarkets.
Variations Prawns and scallops are great with this sauce, but you could use any fish you like. I sometimes cook large Pacific oysters this way as well; they make a great starter for a grand gathering. If you really want to spoil your guests, split a lobster or chop up a mud crab – that would turn your meal into a royal banquet. Chicken thighs and pork spare ribs also go well with this sauce. As a matter of fact, it goes well with just about anything.