Sriracha leaves me cold. I'll stick with ketchup.

“Even inmates demand ‘rooster sauce,’ at least according to ‘Orange Is the New Black.’ Must mean Sriracha is the new ketchup.” [Leah Eskin in the Tribune’s Life & Style Sunday magazine]


I’m allergic to anything spicy.

Just a nibble for me would be dicey

When I read that sriracha

Is a hot sauce, I gotcha,

But the mere thought of it makes me icy.


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  • One has to defer to Ming on this. While it is either Thai or Vietnamese, this brand was by a Vietnamese refugee. But Ming likes hot sauce of various types. He also points out that the original ketchup is Malaysian, and, of course, had nothing to do with tomatoes. For that matter, I don't know why some ketchup is catsup. Maybe cats sup it up.

    I might have a squirt in which to dip some noodles, but no more than that. BTW, the first time I had Thai food (somewhere on Devon Ave.), I washed it because it was so hot.

    In related news, a crummy Polish deli in Glenview just reopened as an H Mart (Korean), so you can decide not to buy a large variety of these products there. It's near the Korean Italian coffee shop and the Korean French bakery.

  • Per usual, Jack, I just love your commentary. In a way it keeps me writing wanting to learn more.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    A sufficient education is on the back of that bottle, which is in 6 or 8 languages.

  • Love Sriracha. If you want to beat the heat it can be mixed in yogurt for a marinade à la tandoori chicken.....add ginger, lemon, honey, what-have-ya.

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