Huy Fong Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce – 435ml
Sriracha is made from sun ripen chilies which are ground into a smooth paste along with garlic and packaged in a convenient squeeze bottle. It is excellent in soups, sauces, pastas, pizzas, hot dogs, hamburgers, chowmein or on anything else to give it a delicious, spicy taste.
- No artificial colors or flavorings
- Product of USA
The sriracha in the green-topped rooster bottle we all know and love is not, in fact, an Asian product. True sriracha is a Thai sauce named after the city of Si Racha where it hails from and is used mainly as a sauce for seafood. It tends to be thinner, less spicy, and sweeter than the Huy Fong brand rooster sauce that commands the U.S. market. Over in Vietnam, it’s more frequently seen as a condiment for bowls of pho or other soups and sauces.
So what’s up with the emblematic rooster? It’s the astrological sign of the brand’s creator, David Tran. Originally from Vietnam, he started honing his hot sauce-making skills there before immigrating to the the United States aboard the freighter Huy Fong—which became the namesake of his company.
In the early 1980s, David Tran, with his industrious American spirit, set off to make a hot sauce that would satisfy the cravings of nostalgic Vietnamese immigrants who wanted the right complement to their bowls of pho. So was born the Sriracha that would eventually hold the patriotic ranks of ketchup and mustard.
The green-capped bottle includes ingredients in five different languages, and proudly states it’s good for everything from soups to pizza to hot dog and hamburgers