Seems like food is on my mind this week so I will start my food posts early this week. For most of us when we hear of sriracha hot sauce the brand made by Huy Fong Foods comes to mind. Just like Kleenex has become synonymous for facial tissue, the Huy Fong Foods brand of sriracha hot sauce has become synonymous for sriracha hot sauce. Founded by David Tran, a Vietnamese immigrant, it has made this the "go to" hot sauce for many of the recipes that call for hot sauce. Earlier this year the factory was partially shut down for an offensive odor and it created a stir about the impact on the supply of this hot sauce. This sauce seems to have taken over a large part of the Mexican hot sauces that used to be the standard hot sauces. There are a number of other sriracha sauces to try. Asian markets usually carry a variety of sriracha sauces like the ones below:
The best selection of Sriracha is at the GW Asian Market on Route 40 just inside the Baltimore Beltway.