Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Saga Continues... I mean, the Sriracha Continues

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At least for now...

I'm not sure if you've heard, the maker of Sriracha WILL continue to produce this magical sauce, at least for now.  Some may know it as rooster sauce, the hot sauce with the green top, Asian hot sauce (funny, I've seen Sriracha in many non-Asian places too), etc.  Whatever name you know it by, many were caught off guard by the halt on production.  

The back story in a nut shell, Huy Fong Foods (the maker of this Sriracha) has received complaints from their Irwindale neighbors about the strong odors coming from the factory.  With these complaints came an injunction to halt production that could cause the odors from the chills used in their famous sauce.  


Huy Fong Foods' Sriracha


As of the week of January 6, 2014, a spokesperson for Huy Fong Foods' stated that they "plan to resume shipments at the end of the month."  

I'm not choosing sides and I haven't experienced what the neighbors were experiencing, but I can say that I've been to a hot sauce factory (not Huy Fong Foods) and the processing of chills do give off a pungent odor that's strong for the eyes and throat.


But for now, the Sriracha continues...


My Favorite is
the chili garlic sauce.


Just in case something happens again
and I can't get my Sriracha,
I'll still have my emergency stash...



If you have no idea how to make it...



Pass the Hot Sauce!
For now anyway...



Photos by Jay Terauchi
Jay Eats Worldwide

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