Li Hing Powder

Li hing powder is a Chinese preserved plum powder that has a sweet yet sour and slightly salty flavor. It has a bright reddish-pink color. In Hawaiian cuisine and Asian foods, li hing powder is commonly sprinkled on snacks like dried fruits, pineapples, mangoes, crackers, and pickled vegetables to give a tangy, pungent taste. The powder is made from ground preserved plums along with ingredients like sugar, licorice, and sometimes chili pepper. Li hing adds a unique sweet-and-sour Asian flavor to foods. Only a dash is needed to provide its distinctive taste.