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Robulous78
08-02-2013, 01:41 AM
Anyone know the difference between these 2 Sriracha's? or is there a difference?

Is it in my head or is the Sriracha in the bottom picture hotter than the original pictured first...? I definitely think it is... however I think it also has more of a chili taste, yielding pleasure with the pain...

perhaps you are already a Sriracha fan, you should definitely give the other a shot... not for the faint of heart...

http://haterrant.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/sriracha.jpeg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/9421389392_351aa7d01a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86665059@N08/9421389392/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86665059@N08/9421389392/) by Robulous78 (http://www.flickr.com/people/86665059@N08/), on Flickr

Dave128
08-02-2013, 10:09 AM
I enjoy sriracha on a number of different food items. I have only had the one in the top picture so far.

688sonarmen
08-02-2013, 12:23 PM
9 out of 10 women prefer the sauce on the top.

the nub
08-02-2013, 12:33 PM
If you like sriracha you should try sambal oelek, made by the same company. It's chunkier and spicier. There's also one that has garlic. Packaging looks very similar to sriracha.

mosesbotbol
08-02-2013, 12:39 PM
The top one is the most famous one sold in USA. Not very hot, but well balanced between hot and sweet. Not super popular for nothing!

pektel
08-02-2013, 12:43 PM
I have all 3. Go to Huy Fong's website, and you can order a sampler containing a bottle of sriracha, and 2 jars each of the sambal oelek and chili garlic pastes. Each one has it's place. I really like adding the pastes to soups/stews/chili. My favorite is probably the sambal oelek.

Simple1
08-02-2013, 01:18 PM
+1 for the one on top. I go through about a bottle every month.

keith_mahoney
08-02-2013, 05:05 PM
+1 for the one on top. I go through about a bottle every month.

Damn, my whole fire station doesn't go through that quick.

fxpose
08-02-2013, 07:36 PM
If you grill up some orange marmalade sriracha hot wings you can go through the bottle pretty quickly...

688sonarmen
08-02-2013, 08:12 PM
Saw these at the commissary today.
http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l617/jakestich1/null_zps49817d5f.jpg

Robulous78
08-04-2013, 07:02 PM
So are all sirrachas the same or do tastes vary among brands?

Chainsaw13
08-04-2013, 07:08 PM
If you grill up some orange marmalade sriracha hot wings you can go through the bottle pretty quickly...

Ok, you can't drop a bombshell like that and not post a recipe. :D

T.G
08-04-2013, 11:07 PM
So are all sirrachas the same or do tastes vary among brands?

That's like asking if all cigars taste the same.

Robulous78
08-04-2013, 11:14 PM
That's like asking if all cigars taste the same.

LoL ok ok... I mean is it just me, or between manufactures does the taste change and which do you like the most...

And before this turns into another original sriracha love thead... Lets switch gears...

Post all known srirachas other than Huy Fong's here... And I would love that orange marmalade sriracha wings recipe as well...

T.G
08-04-2013, 11:39 PM
LoL ok ok... I mean is it just me, or between manufactures does the taste change and which do you like the most...

And before this turns into another original sriracha love thead... Lets switch gears...

Post all known srirachas other than Huy Fong's here... And I would love that orange marmalade sriracha wings recipe as well...


The flavor absolutely changes between manufacturers, as they all have different formulas.

A number of years ago, just to see how Huy Fong Foods version stacked up, a friend of mine and I went on a quest to try as many sriracha sauces as possible, including some imported from Thailand, which is where the style originated.

We must have tried 30+ different brands between us. Including a few that we had shipped over from Hong Kong and Thailand, since they aren't available here (or at least we couldn't find them).

End result, now we know why Huy Fong Foods sriracha is so prevalent on the tables of restaurants across this country and why it's actually exported, in mass quantities, to Asia, Vietnam in particular.

You just can't fvck with perfection.

Mattso3000
08-04-2013, 11:55 PM
You just can't fvck with perfection.

Amen :banger

Robulous78
08-06-2013, 04:46 AM
The flavor absolutely changes between manufacturers, as they all have different formulas.

A number of years ago, just to see how Huy Fong Foods version stacked up, a friend of mine and I went on a quest to try as many sriracha sauces as possible, including some imported from Thailand, which is where the style originated.

We must have tried 30+ different brands between us. Including a few that we had shipped over from Hong Kong and Thailand, since they aren't available here (or at least we couldn't find them).

End result, now we know why Huy Fong Foods sriracha is so prevalent on the tables of restaurants across this country and why it's actually exported, in mass quantities, to Asia, Vietnam in particular.

You just can't fvck with perfection.

That's pretty awesome... I might have to see what all I can get my hands on...

pektel
08-06-2013, 06:12 AM
That's pretty awesome... I might have to see what all I can get my hands on...

But he already did all the work for you. The best one is a Walmart drive away.

I will say this though: i do equally like tapatio (not sriracha, mind you, but when talking about hot sauces) as its a non-vinegar based hot sauce. Really different flavor.

OLS
08-06-2013, 07:25 AM
oh yeah, Tapatio is the shizz. Nowhere near the same, but equally iconic, for good reason.
When I make white cheese sauce, it's half green tomatillo relish and half Tapatio, outside of
all the cheese, anyway.

T.G
08-06-2013, 10:11 AM
I will say this though: i do equally like tapatio (not sriracha, mind you, but when talking about hot sauces) as its a non-vinegar based hot sauce. Really different flavor.

While it's not the primary or predominate flavor component, such as with Tabasco (which is what I think you might be referring to), there is vinegar in there as acetic acid is the 4th or 5th ingredient in Tapatio. Acetic acid is the pure version of the sour/acidic component in vinegar. White vinegar, for example is typically around 5% acetic acid.

pektel
08-06-2013, 11:01 AM
Sorry, yes, that's exactly what I was referring to. Thanks for clarifying. :tu

OLS
08-06-2013, 12:03 PM
LOL, Like a coon-a55 is gonna mistakenly write Tapatio instead of Tabasco.
http://www.tapatiohotsauce.com

But you accurately portayed me as having made a mistake...I was thinking
about CHOLULA, not Tapatio. Both good, but the one in my fridge is Cholula.
http://cholula.com/

But now I read that Peter actually DID write Tapatio instead of Tabasco, lol.
But tabasco definitely has vinegar in it....not like the bottles of whole peppers
in vinegar, which are popular, but it is definitely full of vinegar and pepper mash.
(and salt, that's about it).

OOPS, I forgot...my actual alltime favorite is CRYSTAL!

T.G
08-06-2013, 12:38 PM
Sorry, yes, that's exactly what I was referring to. Thanks for clarifying. :tu

Yeah, Tapatio is a nice sauce. I wish they made a hotter version though - basically the same formula, but with a hotter pepper as the base, like habaneros or something. I can't really blame them for not doing it though, it's a single product company, and they do it really, really well, so why bother.

Remo
08-06-2013, 12:49 PM
Anyone know the difference between these 2 Sriracha's? or is there a difference?

Is it in my head or is the Sriracha in the bottom picture hotter than the original pictured first...? I definitely think it is... however I think it also has more of a chili taste, yielding pleasure with the pain...

perhaps you are already a Sriracha fan, you should definitely give the other a shot... not for the faint of heart...

http://haterrant.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/sriracha.jpeg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7381/9421389392_351aa7d01a_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86665059@N08/9421389392/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/86665059@N08/9421389392/) by Robulous78 (http://www.flickr.com/people/86665059@N08/), on Flickr

Easy...bottle on top has a long neck, one on the bottom doesn't! I remember these things from Sesame Street :r

CigarNut
08-06-2013, 01:30 PM
Easy...bottle on top has a long neck, one on the bottom doesn't! I remember these things from Sesame Street :r

Thanks for that -- I am sure that none of us noticed that difference!

:r

OLS
08-06-2013, 01:31 PM
One of these things, is not like the others.....we need a musical note smiley