Pronunciation of hoisin

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Thu Jan 22 09:07:41 UTC 2009

On "Throwdown! with Bobby Flay" season 4, episode 8, he challenges
Sohui Kim to a contest in making dumplings. He and she both used
hoisin sauce.

American Heritage gives "hoi sin" as the pronunciation of hoisin, with
the accent on either syllable. I've also heard "hoi seen", but only
from Cantonese speakers.

Bobby Flay distinctly pronounced this as "hoi sehn". BB

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