Placing this here for safekeeping! I have had a wonderful Szechuan Eggplant at a Chinese restaurant in town that I just love, but unfortunately, they stopped making it! They told me they used black bean sauce when making it, but alas, I could not find any locally. So I will be trying this to recreate the dish. I have changed it slightly. A few tablespoons of this sauce paired with meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, or rice, pasta, etc. will create a delicious meal in minutes!