Sriracha sauce (Huy Fong Foods)
A bottle of Huy Fong Foods Sriracha sauce.
Sriracha sauce (Vietnamese: Tương Ớt Sriracha; Chinese: 是拉差香甜辣椒醬; Shìlāchà xiāngtián làjiāo jiàng) is a hot sauce product by Huy Fong Foods. Created by Chinese-Vietnamese founder David Tran, it is a brand of Sriracha sauce that has achieved popularity in the United States. It is also known as rooster sauce or cock sauce because of the rooster featured on its label. There are now cookbooks featuring recipes that use it as their main condiment.
It can be recognized by its bright red color and its packaging: a clear plastic bottle with a green cap, text in five languages (Vietnamese, English, Chinese, French and Spanish) and the rooster logo.
The Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce recipe has not changed since 1983. The bottle lists the ingredients "Chili, sugar, salt, garlic, distilled vinegar, potassium sorbate, sodium bisulfite and xanthan gum." Huy Fong Foods' chili sauces are made from ripe red jalapeño chili peppers and contain no added water or artificial colors. The company formerly used serrano chilis but found them difficult to harvest.
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