Chili Bean Sauce (dòubànjiàng; 辣豆瓣酱) is a paste made from fermented broad beans, soybeans, salt, rice, and spices. Chili peppers are sometimes added for extra spiciness. This paste is common in Sichuan cuisine. It can be used as a dipping sauce or to add flavor to dishes. It can also be used for stir frying.