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What's your favourite hot sauce?

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What's your favourite hot sauce?

If you had to pick one for all occasions let's say, what brand or type would it be? For me I think it would be an easy choice and I'd pick sambal. It's basically a more garlicky version of sirracha and has pepper seeds and pulp which goes well for a lot of recipes, imo.
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tobasco and sweetened chilli sauce


I actually hate sriracha
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One of the rules of life is that you are not obliged to have a favorite anything. And part of the joy of enjoying hot sauce is being able to be a collector.

A couple of recommendations then.

Grace's hot sauce is cheap and widely available. Simple, approachable. Enhances your food, won't just drop you to the floor writhing in pain. More broadly, a shout out to Grace for fielding such a wide variety of inexpensive and tasty things. Their jerk bbq sauce also highly recommended.

And though it pains me a bit to do so, a recommendation for PC chipotle hot sauce. Smokey, flavourful, and again, just enough heat to enhance, not wound you. Also dirt cheap (an RFD virtue, not necessarily a culinary one). The pain? PC treats most of their stuff as a marketing exercise. Can't count the number of times I've found some PC thing I like only to see it disappear once I've made it a regular part of my pantry. And because they're shotgunning you all the time with new stuff, more often than not, the jazzy, seductive, mouthwatering name is the best part of a thing that either falls totally flat or has a quality of just-not-quite-thereness.

I have a couple of other favs, but these two are staples. Besides, the its great fun to stand in the grocery aisle, ogle all the hot sauces, and pick up a new one to try.
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I make myself my favorite hot sauce by mixing Heinz tomato ketchup with sriracha chili sauce.
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Grace Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce.

I really like the vinegary hot sauce at hakka restaurants. It tastes especially good on hakka chow mein.
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Jalapeno aioli mixed with tabasco - not too hot, put it on everything
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huy fong sambal oelek, chili seeds and pulp, salt, vinegar no garlic
tabasco chipotle
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daisygoodman wrote:
Mar 24th, 2018 6:19 pm
I make myself my favorite hot sauce by mixing Heinz tomato ketchup with sriracha chili sauce.
they have Heinz ketchup sriracha flavoured

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but I guess mixing your own gives you more flexibility with taste. When I bought it once it just tasted like spicy ketchup. Not much of a a sriracha taste
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Frank's Red Hot Xtra Hot
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Becks wrote:
Mar 24th, 2018 9:17 pm
Frank's Red Hot Xtra Hot
I like the chili lime version of Franks.
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I'm a fan of sambal myself.

Hot sauce selection is one of the reasons I like Firehouse Subs, they've got about 40 different kinds.
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Huy Fong Sambal Oelek

Huy Fong Sriracha

Tobasco

Lao Gan Ma Spicy chili crisp

Grace hot pepper sauce

Delimas crispy prawn chilli
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You guys must be connoisseurs, I can't tell the difference among Tabasco, Grace, Frank Hot and the packets from Popeye's lol
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tranquility922 wrote:
Mar 24th, 2018 11:36 pm
You guys must be connoisseurs, I can't tell the difference among Tabasco, Grace, Frank Hot and the packets from Popeye's lol
Far from a connoisseur and while the tastes and heat difference range from subtle to extreme it's very worth while to try them all. I always thought eating jalapenos were spicy but then I tried habenero and man it's like getting kicked in the family jewels but it's a good. I like a little bit in my sandwiches.

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